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I agree, the thought is frightening. You have experienced a week of outage and so have a better idea than most of us of all of the ramifications. I read Lights Out and thought it well-documented, well-reasoned, and unnerving!


Your situation is a wonderful story that will be told often in your circle of friends. Such kind people.
I heard TK on the radio. I just can't think about it. It's like nuclear war years ago. There isn't one thing I can do, so I can't dwell on it. Awfully scary.

Mary Ronan Drew

I agree, Jenclair. Koppel sounds like he knows what he's talking about. He has researched this well.

Nan, you remind me of the early post-war years when they taught us to cower under our desks at school in case of a nuclear blast. There is little we can except have some supplies on hand and hope the government knows what they are doing.


My brother & his family live in Spokane, but they were luckier than you. This reminds me of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, when we lost power for several days. It was in September, so we didn't have to worry about freezing temperatures - actually, the opposite! I couldn't believe how much effort everything took, without power. And it made me realize how much I take for granted.

Mary Ronan Drew

I remember losing power during hurricanes in coastal SE Massachusetts, Lisa. As you say, it was during the summer and fall and not cold and the daylight hours were longer.

And everything wasn't computerized in those days so most offices and gas stations and banks and such were still open.

Also, I was much younger and thought it was rather fun for a week or so. It's no longer fun.

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