During Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines last week, residents had to figure out creative ways to stay dry and get around. There are about a dozen reasons this seems like a bad idea, however. [Big Picture]
If they are pretty sure there is no power going through there, why not? If this is the case, I think it is stupid NOT to do this if they were doing this to save peoples lives. Sometimes risks have to be taken for the good of others.
I was born in the Philippines. And if I was there and could save someones life by climbing across dead power lines, then that is what I will be doing. Although I would never have guessed idiots on the Internet would be calling me stupid for doing so.