On the day after Patricia, I was down at Ale's buying up bags of melting ice and I noticed quite a few CFE marked Suburban type vehicles and management types surveying the damage to our electrical infrastructure. The next day, a fleet of CFE repairs vehicles could be seen not only in LM but all along Hwy. 200, in El Ranchito and Melaque. CFE employees worked around the clock and literally rebuilt the regions electrical grid network from near scratch.
After three or four days, power was restored everywhere. Before Patricia it seemed we lost power after any significant storm. Post Patricia, due to the repairs CFE made after it, we rarely lose power for more than an hour or two even after the most powerful storms.
(Contrast CFE's up to the minute response with that of our federal and state authorities lackadaisical assistance after Patrica - with the army arriving two weeks after the community had already cleaned itself up and charities were putting new roofs on many damaged casas).
I didn't care for yesterday's brownout but I'm not yet ready to hop on the anti-CFE bandwagon. I'm still too grateful for all the utility did for us (almost) seven years ago.
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