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August 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Pipefitters labored to reroute fire-damaged natural gas lines that interrupted gas and electric supplies to the entire Florida peninsula, prompting calls for energy conservation to avoid rolling blackouts. Electric utilities and power regulators asked residents statewide to turn down air conditioners, turn off water heaters and swimming pool pumps and avoid operating dishwashers and clothes dryers to avoid the need for rolling blackouts of up to 20 minutes at a time.
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August 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Pipefitters labored to reroute fire-damaged natural gas lines that interrupted gas and electric supplies to the entire Florida peninsula, prompting calls for energy conservation to avoid rolling blackouts. Electric utilities and power regulators asked residents statewide to turn down air conditioners, turn off water heaters and swimming pool pumps and avoid operating dishwashers and clothes dryers to avoid the need for rolling blackouts of up to 20 minutes at a time.
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