Thread: 12-21-2012, Total BS?
11/21/2012 6:42pm, #81
Downed trees just kept millions of people for weeks without power in one of the most industrialized states in America (home of Edison, the guy who industrialized electrical distribution).
Power was restored street to street as trees were cleared and transformers (the biggest casualty) were replaced.
My guess is that the effect of a modern Carrington-size ICME could effectively destroy the entire final 10% to-the-premises infrastructure, meaning power would have to be restored street by street and in some cases house by house, pole by pole.
And of course that's just our one humble state.
11/21/2012 6:47pm, #82
11/21/2012 7:42pm, #83
11/21/2012 9:31pm, #84
Supermarket freezers and refrigerator units go out.
Distributor refrigeration goes out.
Rail and traffic systems are in some chaos.
The distribution system records are down without power.
Communications are spotty for placing orders.
Orders are trying to be placed simultaneously across the spotty comms...
I think you get the drift.
It's not simply the consumer power to homes. A universal power outage is very serious.
11/22/2012 5:06am, #85
11/22/2012 9:53am, #86
11/22/2012 5:04pm, #87
So back to my fallout bunker idea. But fo shizzle this time. At least a year's worth of canned goods, basic medicine (aspirin, tylenol, penicilin for nuclear-age herpes, [and hey, the meds themselves are perishable unless I am mistaken, so how long would they last cold dry storage regardless???] canned water- none of that plastic bottle crap, and maybe dried goods like jerky.) Also a **** ton of ammunition. Best part, this fucker would probably not be visible from the outside, meaning most neighbors shouldn't even know it exists. Ultimate family safety bunker.
11/24/2012 4:43am, #88
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11/24/2012 10:17am, #89
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11/28/2012 4:50pm, #90