The country’s eastern and northern electricity grids have collapsed, leaving an estimated 600 million people in 13 states without power, according to the Associated Press. The blackout is causing travel chaos and raising questions about the rising power’s ancient infrastructure.
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nation’s electric power grid is something most all of us think will
never fail. Larger storms are putting more people without power in the
dark every year worldwide.
One event not from a storm like the
2003 blackout on the northeast coast of the United States that took
place. That event left over 50 million people in the United States and
Canada and many from all other nations that were visitors to America in
the dark for days. No TV or Radio for many. Many went without water to
their second floor or beyond. Many had no running water at all. For the
first time electronic banking stopped on the east coast of America.
Many will never forget the telephones did not work. Most all
transportation came to a halt no traffic lights, and gas stations no
electric power to pump the gas
The smell of sewage was everywhere in the inner cities. For the first
time millions of Internet Users vanished off the internet till in
January of 2011 in Egypt Government Censorship.
Now except for
a few smart ones that had a backup generator till there fuel ran out.
Most of them only think the power would be out for a day or two 24 to
48 hours. A few had enough fuel for longer put not many. Hospitals
and Shelters were the only lights on in all the cities up and down the
east coast at night. They had Natural Gas Generators or Diesel with
large storage tanks.
the only ones you can call really smart were the ones with a Solar
Energy System their lights were a Lighthouse Beacon to all around.
Their lights were on every night and the gate and garage door remotes
Now being the director for safety many times in my
life i would say the owners of the ones that had a Solar Energy System
really did care for their family.
There will be many more times the Power Grid will go down be safe not sorry.
Renewable Energy is the way to go Wind, Hydro, Geothermal and others. Solar is clearly leading the way worldwide.
All should look to install a Emergency Backup Power. SOLAR
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Paul Felix Schott
Pic. 3 Very messy and filthy environment on railway station, i heard India has much better and advanced infra structure for the biggest railway in the world.
This is what happens when the United States ships jobs overseas. I hope that US companies take a real bath on this. We need jobs in the US and not in India.
It's quite a coincidence that the grids should decide to display their displeasure at the time a protest-movement, known for it's candle-lit vigils and marches, is trying to muster crowds in New Delhi.
Just got power back after 15 hours. I have never typed so much on my smartphone in my life... It was the only thing that worked during the cut. I ensured that the power backup had enough juice to keep the router online!