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A U.S. City Named ‘Lebanon’ Just Had A Power Outage… Because A Pole Caught Fire

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On Sunday, around 500 people in the city of Lebanon in Missouri experienced a power outage caused by a pole that caught fire.

You’re probably thinking: welders!

Or that the “mysterious welder” causing fires in Beirut is probably doing a touristic tour over there. Or perhaps that every place called ‘Lebanon’ is cursed and meant to suffer.

Rest assured, it isn’t the case.

At first, the city of Lebanon assured its residents that it was assessing the situation and would keep them updated. They had no clue when the power would be back so they told the residents to “plan for an extended outage.”

While that probably sent panic to the locals, any true Lebanese would deem it very considerate of the city to even keep them informed. That isn’t something we’d dream of here!

After only a couple of hours of the so-called extended outage, power was restored to most of the people and a maintenance crew began working at once on replacing the pole. (Imagine that!)

Maybe the country from where that city’s name originated should take them as an example of good governance and get inspired by how the city officials care about their citizens. The Lebanese have long forgotten how it is like.

Half a city in Lebanon could shatter into a catastrophe and we still have to hear from those in charge.

Back to Missouri and that other part of the world, do you know you that there are over 40 places in the United States named Lebanon?


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A U.S. City Named ‘Lebanon’ Just Had A Power Outage… Because A Pole Caught Fire

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