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  • Atlanta Airport Blackout Sends Message to Terrorists: America Is Unprepared [vanity]

    12/18/2017 6:13:38 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 46 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/17/2017 | CLIVE IRVING
    If a terrorist wanted to find the most vulnerable point in America’s airport network they could not have hoped for a better guide than what just happened at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. Just after 1 p.m. Sunday the whole airport, the world’s busiest, went dark. Thousands of flights were disrupted. For many hours nobody in authority attempted to explain—or even seemed able to explain—what had happened. Just imagine this is a classic plan for phase one of a terrorist attack: Render the target blind. None of the defenses are operational. Thousands of people are trapped in restricted space without directions about how...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...
  • Thousands evacuate North Carolina's Outer Banks after power outage

    07/29/2017 7:24:29 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 29, 2017 | By Joe Sterling and Rose Schmidt
    Thousands evacuate North Carolina's Outer Banks after power outage By Joe Sterling and Rose Schmidt, CNN Updated 9:07 AM ET, Sat July 29, 2017 (CNN)Kalla Bruhl and her boyfriend's family had their Outer Banks vacation in North Carolina short-circuited. They were among thousands of tourists on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands who have been ordered to pack up and evacuate after a major power outage early Thursday. A transmission line was cut during construction work on a bridge, knocking out electricity to the two tourist meccas. "We were all upset," said Bruhl, 22, of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, who left Ocracoke by...
  • Squirrel Caused Outage That Left 45,000 Without Power in California

    07/26/2017 4:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | July 26, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A power company in California reported a squirrel was responsible for an outage that left thousands of customers in the dark. San Diego Gas and Electric reported a substation was down on Tuesday afternoon after the squirrel came in contact with a high voltage transmission line. "A substation is currently down and we are working hard to repair," SDG&E tweeted. "Thank you for your patience." About 45,000 customers in Balboa Park, Chollas Creek, City Heights, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, North Park, Oak Park, Old Town and surrounding areas were left without power beginning at about 12:30 p.m. Utility crews...
  • Power Outage Cancels Fourth of July Events on USS Hornet

    07/05/2017 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | July 4, 2017 | Staff
    A power outage Tuesday affecting west Alameda caused the cancellation of Fourth of July festivities at the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum, according to the museum's Facebook page. The museum's post said: "Due to the continuing power outage that is affect the west side of Alameda, today's Fourth of July event has been canceled. Guests may receive a rain check from guest services during normal business hours or by contacting info@uss-hornet.org. We sincerely apologize for this unforeseen inconvenience." Earlier Tuesday, when the power went out, the museum evacuated guests as a safety precaution, the museum said. Among the...
  • San Francisco hit with massive power outage

    04/21/2017 10:46:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    A widespread power outage in a large swath of San Francisco affected several neighborhoods, prompting officials to close a train station while crews worked to restore electricity. Power strug
  • Massive Power Outage In San Francisco,Huge Exercise Gotham Shield,Just As NK Threatens Missile Test

    04/21/2017 2:23:55 PM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is a breaking news story, and it will be written in a rough form as I get the news. First of all, we have the AP saying: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco on Friday, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark and stopping the famed cable cars for a time. Pacific Gas & Electric crews were assessing the problem and there was no immediate estimate for restoration of electricity. Brent Chapman, who works in billing and reporting for First Republic Bank, told his team...
  • Massive power outage hits San Francisco. BART station, cable cars, traffic lights.

    04/21/2017 11:43:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 50 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Updated 11:19 am, Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Sarah Ravani and Jill Tucker
    A massive power outage in San Francisco caused a blackout Friday morning in neighborhoods across the city, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a BART station, cable car service and a federal courthouse, officials said. A spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said 95,000 customers lost power and that there had been a fire at a substation at Larkin and Eddy streets. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the fire caused the outage, which swept through the city shortly after 9 a.m., or was ignited as a result of the outage. As of 11...
  • Update on the Massive Power Outage in Puerto Rico

    09/23/2016 6:27:28 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 19 replies
    ElVocero.com (Spanish) ^ | September 23, 2016
    A government press conference about the massive blackout that has left a large part of the Puerto Rican population without service from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) might be held around 8:00 AM at the Emergency Operations Center. Earlier in the morning, Governor Alejandro García Padilla reported that close to 1,079,583 customers have PREPA service already. In addition, the Department of Transportation and Public Works stated that, despite the restoration of service to some parts of the [San Juan] Metropolitan Area, the Urban Train will not resume service immediately. "Rigorous safety tests have to be done," the agency...
  • Lights out in downtown Seattle!!

    05/25/2016 12:27:32 PM PDT · by djf · 35 replies
    5/25/2016 | djf
    Major power outage in downtown Seattle! And it's not even an EMP... ;-)
  • Fourteen Tweets Explain The Washingon, D.C., Power Outage

    04/08/2015 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Beattie
    A power outage inconvenienced residents in Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland Tuesday.According to The Washington Post, much of the area briefly lost power due to a piece of metal coming apart at a power plant. This outage affected public and private buildings alike, including The White House, the Department of Energy, and the Department of State. Advertisement-content continues below As The Post reports, “a dozen people were trapped in stalled elevators passengers were left searching for exits in darkened underground Metro stations, and a building full of Department Energy employees and the main campus of the University of Maryland closed...
  • BREAKING ON DRUDGE: RUSSIANS HACK WHITE HOUSE; STEAL INFO ON OBAMA SCHED

    04/07/2015 2:23:51 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 298 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | April 07, 2015 | DRUDGE
    Russian hackers who got into the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, U.S. officials say.
  • Basic Supplies for a Winter Snow-Storm Power Outage

    01/26/2015 6:52:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Modern Survival ^ | 11/4/11 | Ken Jorgustin
    Here are a few of the basic items that you may want on-hand while in ‘survival mode’ during a winter snow-storm power outage situation. These are very minimal considerations, but they at least should provide a small amount of comfort inside your home, and will hopefully get you thinking about other items to have on hand.
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure

    12/12/2014 8:21:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 10:56 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    London’s airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, the European air control agency Eurocontrol said Friday. Officials at London Heathrow Airport said there was a power outage at the NATS control center in Swanwick, England. Heathrow’s statement gave no indication how long the situation was expected to continue. …
  • Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

    06/27/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2014 | BY BRIAN ELLSWORTH AND PATRICIA VELEZ
    A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities as authorities scrambled to restore electricity after the outage, which twice interrupted a presidential broadcast. Pedestrians streamed into the streets of Caracas as the blackout shuttered the underground metro trains and left frustrated drivers honking in the chaos without stoplights. The OPEC nation has suffered an increasing number of power outages in recent years, which critics have attributed to low electricity tariffs and limited state investment following the 2007 nationalization of the power sector. Critics call the power problems a...
  • Ice Storm Leads to Record Number of Power Outages [Where is FEMA with generators and blankets??]

    02/07/2014 5:47:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/6/14 | By Vince Lattanzio, Dan Stamm and David Chang
    A record-number of people lost their power across the region thanks to a significant ice storm and power officials warn it could be days before everyone has their electricity back. "Based on the current conditions and the damage across the entire region, we believe service for the majority of customers will be restored by Friday night," said PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong. "However customers in more heavily-damaged areas will be without power through Sunday." PECO Energy, the largest power provider in the Philadelphia region, told NBC10.com the storm was the second worst in their history and worst winter storm outage ever with more...
  • Attacks on Arkansas' Electric Grid Leave 10,000 Without Power; 'YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.'

    10/09/2013 6:39:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 96 replies
    http://www.forbes.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | William Pentland
    More than 10,000 people in Arkansas were dumped into a blackout Sunday following an attack on that state’s electric grid, the FBI said today, the third such attack in recent weeks. In August, a major transmission line in the region, around Cabot, Ark., was deliberately cut. The FBI said that two power poles had been intentionally cut in Lonoke County on Sunday, resulting in the outage. According to the FBI: In the early morning hours of September 29, 2013, officials with Entergy Arkansas reported a fire at its Keo substation located on Arkansas Highway 165 between Scott and England in...
  • Woodbridge, Conn. Set To Construct ‘Micro Grid’ For Outage Protection

    07/28/2013 7:05:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbsnewyork ^ | Jluy 27, 2013 | Fran Schneidau
    WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The town of Woodbridge, Conn., is one of several that has received state grants for a “micro grid” to maintain power to crucial utilities in the event of a storm blackout. As WCBS 880’s reported, restoring power often takes time when outages hit Woodbridge. The rural community is filled with trees and wires. First Selectwoman Ellen Scalettar said having an energy source to provide power to critical town buildings and services will provide the town’s 10,000 residents with a sense of security – knowing that no matter how fierce the storm, central power will be up....
  • Hartford school placed in lock-in due to power outage

    06/10/2013 1:32:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    A charter school in Hartford was placed in a lock-in after a power outage near the building Monday afternoon. Classes continued as normal at the Jumoke Academy at Milner School on Vine Street after the lock-in, however access in and out of the building was "limited," according to a spokesman for Hartford Public Schools. The lock-in is expected to continue until power is restored or when the students are dismissed at 4 p.m. According to the Connecticut Light & Power website, there are 154 customers currently without power.