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Map – Areas Of Probable Power System Collapse: “130 Million Lacking Power For Several Years”
Freedom Outpost ^ | December 22, 2013 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 12/23/2013 8:58:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

In just the last twelve months Congressional members and top level administrators at the Department of Homeland Security have warned of threats to the national power grid so serious that should they occur life in America as we have come to know it would change almost instantly.

Former DHS head Janet Napolitano, in a letter to her successor, advised that “a massive and serious cyber attack” on the US Homeland is imminent and that a “natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its way.” This was followed up by a comment from House Homeland Security Committee senior member Yvette Clarke (D-NY) who noted that, “the likelihood of a severe geo-magnetic event capable of crippling our electric grid is 100%.”

Couple those threats with the realistic possibility of a rogue or state-sponsored attack on America by way of a super electro-magnetic pulse weapon, and the odds of a widespread American Blackout increase dramatically.

With our complete dependence on the power grid to maintain the regular flow of commerce, communications, and emergency services, even a short-term grid-down event could lead to serious consequences.

According to a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security which cites data from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the infrastructure supporting our power grid is so outdated and vulnerable that an attack or natural disaster could lead to an outage scenario of unprecedented scale.

If you live in or around any of these areas you can expect a societal breakdown within 72 hours or less – and with traffic systems inoperable and roadways likely jammed, there’ll likely be no way out.

(Excerpt) Read more at freedomoutpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Food; Government; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: blackout; collapse; electric; emp; powergrid; preppers; shtf; solarevent
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1 posted on 12/23/2013 8:58:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Kartographer; Marcella; blam; JRandomFreeper; Lazamataz

PING!


2 posted on 12/23/2013 8:58:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not my fault!


3 posted on 12/23/2013 9:01:50 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 12/23/2013 9:03:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lol!

I recall the northeast blackout.
I also recall wondering if it was a test to see our reactions.
Also recall some claiming it was “impossible” to attack the powergrid.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 9:05:03 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The grid has been outdated as far back as I can remember, whatever that means.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 9:07:52 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

makes ya want to run right out and buy an electric car, doesn’t it?


7 posted on 12/23/2013 9:08:31 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I can’t believe the whole state of Calif. is not included.


8 posted on 12/23/2013 9:10:04 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So Diesel Dyke waits until it is out of office before uttering these statements.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 9:12:07 PM PST by Octar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What does the red areas and the green areas signify?


10 posted on 12/23/2013 9:12:51 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Darksheare
Also recall some claiming it was “impossible” to attack the powergrid.

Well, considering that the SUN can attack our power grid, I wouldn't listen to them.

12 posted on 12/23/2013 9:16:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
and with traffic systems inoperable and roadways likely jammed, there’ll likely be no way out.

Sure glad I don't live in a big blue city.

13 posted on 12/23/2013 9:16:59 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Mastador1

I’d prefer a muscle car with an actual carburetor, but the amount of gas that thing would use would make it unaffordable for me.


14 posted on 12/23/2013 9:17:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: umgud

I don’t live in one, but I’m close enough to two that the crazies could make it out here in the event of a widespread disaster.


15 posted on 12/23/2013 9:18:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Most of the grid in California is fused at short intervals, and would come back up quickly. (as in a day at most)

Home appliances, on the other hand, might not fare well if they are plugged in.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 9:18:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well at lest you could put some gas aside in cans and still be able to drive it. What do all the “evnvironmentals” do when the grid goes down? shuffle their feet on a wool carpet to recharge?


17 posted on 12/23/2013 9:21:14 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Interesting that one of the commenters in the posted article is surnamed ‘Carrington’.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 9:22:23 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I didn’t listen to the idiot then.
He got insulting about it too.
Was rather amusing.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 9:23:31 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Too bad California doesn’t make near enough power for their own people.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 9:24:40 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

True, in the mid summer.


21 posted on 12/23/2013 9:25:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Darksheare

The power grid is indefensible.
In the event of a civil war it will be down for the duration.


22 posted on 12/23/2013 9:26:35 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I know.
But in ‘03 northeast blackout there were people who insisted that an attack on the power grid was “impossible”.
I still laugh at them for it.


23 posted on 12/23/2013 9:28:47 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: editor-surveyor

I have it on very good authority that many parts of California get cold in winter. Just sayin’.


24 posted on 12/23/2013 9:31:27 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Do I need to finish this article? It’s pure bullcrap. Society does not collapse after 72 hours without power.


25 posted on 12/23/2013 9:35:04 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Lurker

Sort of.

Up at our ranch about two weeks ago we got down to just a couple of degrees above zero. The snow from that storm is mostly still on the ground.

But down here in the Bay Area it got up into the high 60s today.


26 posted on 12/23/2013 9:35:05 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/12/21/a-devastating-false-flag-attack-event-is-coming-our-way/

Benghazi Barry was NOT happy in the last photo I saw of him;

probably means Valerie Jarrette ain’t too happy.


27 posted on 12/23/2013 9:43:26 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Lurker

Just ask the Donner party.


28 posted on 12/23/2013 9:46:32 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://thesurvivalplaceblog.com/tag/jim-garrow/

Read second article at link—author: Salvo.


29 posted on 12/23/2013 9:50:20 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“We have become so reliant on electricity in the last 200 years,...”

Who writes this silly crap?


30 posted on 12/23/2013 9:51:31 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No such thing as 130 million without power for several years.

Maybe five million, after they get done eating the other 125 million...


31 posted on 12/23/2013 9:52:43 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: editor-surveyor
Most of the grid in California is fused at short intervals, and would come back up quickly.

Problem is that the main transformers would be fried.....no spares....and no manufacturing capacity to build new ones.

32 posted on 12/23/2013 9:52:45 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Williams

I don’t know about that. Here is a good read by our own Travis McGee. It is food for thought. I think you’d be amazed how quickly things would unravel.

“Alas, Brave New Babylon” new fiction by Matt Bracken
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3058882/posts


33 posted on 12/23/2013 9:57:47 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Williams

It would happen quickly. You have to remember that with a power system collapse, your personal store of fuel would be whatever is in your tanks - likewise every delivery vehicle. Without electricity to run the pumps, fuel would be locked just a few feet beneath the surface of every gas station. Considering every food store has a continuous stream of food delivery and stock turnover, the supply pipeline is about two weeks. With a power failure, two days


34 posted on 12/23/2013 10:09:43 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: spokeshave

My read is that the east is more vulnerable than the populated areas of the west because of the assumptions that (a) any event would be regional and (b) a few transformers may be dealt with without issue, and a few more is an inconvenience. Only where the number of large transformers is concentrated within a region would one run into insurmountable difficulties.


35 posted on 12/23/2013 10:11:41 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus

Problem is, when the lights go out, the areas they (the power companies, government,etc) concentrate on getting restored first are the high-density population centers. IE, the voters.

I live in what I would not call remote, but would call removed area. Usually, if the power goes out, they always get it turned back on in the towns and suburbs, rather than here.

So I’m pretty set up, I could go a couple weeks on generator.


36 posted on 12/23/2013 10:19:24 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The 270,000+ Amish won’t notice.


37 posted on 12/23/2013 10:19:45 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

If you picked out twenty power plants in a region....say California....then total chaos would be in effect within forty-eight hours. Once people get the message of the effect and the word “years” for recovery...the guns come out, and civilization will no longer exist. You need to find a vehicle, and kill if necessary to get fuel. You plan an exit from this affected region and will encroach on anyone in the safe region...killing them if necessary to get food, fuel and shelter. I could see a 100,000 Americans per day....getting whacked.


38 posted on 12/23/2013 11:00:48 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Lurker

If I know the Obama administration they will use this
to push for a GREEN energy grid built by Solyndra.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 11:05:49 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So much for shovel ready jobs. Only a couple trillion and all we got were some bird slaughtering windmills.


40 posted on 12/23/2013 11:32:59 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That map is based on an event involving the sun.

Where’s the map that involves an EMP?


41 posted on 12/24/2013 3:57:32 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Peppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Tolerance Sucks Rocks.


42 posted on 12/24/2013 4:16:57 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Having spent almost 2 years living a mid 1800s lifestyle, I'm sure I'll do just fine.

/johnny

43 posted on 12/24/2013 4:21:44 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

TV series “Revolution” is about what happens when the power goes out. Projection, preparation or prophecy?


44 posted on 12/24/2013 4:25:17 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Mastador1

It’ll make a great lawn ornament, right next to the gazing balls and gnomes. LOL.


45 posted on 12/24/2013 4:25:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well then we better do it to the people who want to do it to us first,so they can’t do it to us!


46 posted on 12/24/2013 4:29:24 AM PST by ballplayer
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so pretty much all the areas dominated by democrats for generations have problems? You don’t say.


47 posted on 12/24/2013 4:30:13 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Bush’s fault!

Electric ground fault!

48 posted on 12/24/2013 4:31:20 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
fuel would be locked just a few feet beneath the surface of every gas station

Not for long. People are clever.

/johnny

49 posted on 12/24/2013 4:40:15 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mastador1
"What do all the “evnvironmentals” do when the grid goes down? shuffle their feet on a wool carpet to recharge?"

Oh hell no...wool carpet probably represents cruelty to the sheep...I'm sure the carpet would be some kind of poly blend.

Oh, and thanks for the laugh. :)

50 posted on 12/24/2013 4:49:11 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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