Douglas Mackinnon: Nyc Is A Warning -- The Blackout Is Coming

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  1. LastOutlaw

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    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/douglas-mackinnon-nyc-is-a-warning-the-blackout-is-coming

    Just about three weeks ago, I did a piece headlined: “Will You Survive the Coming Blackout?”

    On the heels of this weekend’s mini-blackout in New York City, this is not about “See, I told you so!” but is about reminding people that a large and sustained blackout could and would cripple much of society as we know it – and it could and would have a devastating impact upon our very lives, and survival.

    Such a blackout is coming. It is only a matter of time...

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/douglas-mackinnon-nyc-is-a-warning-the-blackout-is-coming
     
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  2. Morgan101

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    As he so accurately stated " as soon as the power came back on everything was forgotten." Between the " it was no big deal " group, to the " it will never happen again " group, to the "it will never happen to me " group people will turn a blind eye to the reality that this could be a serious issue.

    On a totally different, but somewhat related note we got a phone call at 7:30 Saturday morning with an automated message from the city that we were under a Boil Order. Tap water should not be used for drinking. We had plenty, and would not have been adversely affected, but that is how quickly things can happen. You have to be prepared ahead of time.
     
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    We also had a automated call last night . We are expecting a power outage for a few hours today . I thought it would already have me in shut down .
     
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  4. LastOutlaw

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    A few years ago the power went out on the water system in a small city I was living in. In that city if I ran my sprinkler system I got $300 water bills. So when the power went out and the water quit running I was a bit surprised to find out that the city had no backup generator for the water system. With $300 water bills one would think that they could afford a backup generator for the city drinking water system. They went to boil water orders as well after the water came back on for 24 hours.

    * NOTE* On boil only orders do not overlook the water that comes out of your fridge. It is dirty too.
     
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    Having spent the last few years in southern Africa where rolling blackouts lasting anywhere from 2 to 8 hours or longer can some what be considered the norm, I have found now that I am back in north America, the effect of a relatively short cut in electrical power to have a alarming effect on society in a first world country.

    I become used to South Africa where an 6 hour power failure results in a few sighs of exasperation and someone going out back to turn on the back up generator. Gas stations, shops of all descriptions, gyms, restaurants, private homes...everyone seemed to have a secondary power source. And life goes on as if commercial electricity didn't just fail to a city of 3 million people.

    Where I am now even a short electrical failure has a massive effect on everything and everyone. A negative effect. And my prepper alarm bells are ringing in the back of my mind.
     
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    Welcome to here, Rebecca!

    I am looking forward to reading your posts. Your experiences in southern Africa shed light on the fact that by comparison, most Americans are rather spoiled. Many here are so used to electricity being available 24/7 that a few days without it provokes outcries of hardship and deprivation, lol. (Especially during hurricane season: "We survived a whole week without electricity. Here is how we managed... blah, blah, blah...)


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  7. CountryGuy

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    With the forecast for much of the east coast this weekend to be from 103-109 plus heat index I'd almost bet there will be blackouts, be it Philly, NYC, Boston etc... I'll bet that all those turds in NYC that just went thru that mess the other week, even those ones trapped for hours in and elevator didn't do squat in the last week, they already went back to business as usual. Did they bother to pick up even a cheap $3 flashlight? throw a bottle of water in their bag? buy some food or a case of water for their house? I'd bet no...

    If the heat gets to where they say and there are brown or black outs... look out.

    It's the people out side of the cities that might have to worry the most as to power down. ConEd and the other utilities will rather shut down 10's of thousands out in the sticks than let the city's go dark.
     
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  8. CountryGuy

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    The podcast I listen to the guy always tells people that they should use a Berky daily. As he says, and I think correctly so, how long do you think the water has been bad before they notice it, then put out and alert and then till you hear it. Or if you're on a well, how long until you realize it's making you sick or you test it and find out it's become contaminated. Now I need to take that advise as I've not applied it here at homw but being on a well and with as much farming is around me I should.
     
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