When the Grid Goes So Do We!

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

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L. A. Marzulli

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/feb/06/business/la-fi-grid-terror-20140207

Shooters armed with assault rifles and some knowledge of electrical utilities have prompted new worries on the vulnerability of California’s vast power grid.  A 2013 attack on an electric substation near San Jose that nearly knocked out Silicon Valley’s power supply was initially downplayed as vandalism by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the facility’s owner. Gunfire from semiautomatic weapons did extensive damage to 17 transformers that sent grid operators scrambling to avoid a blackout.

When I was recently back in the Philadelphia area we experienced a power outage which lasted from Tuesday night until the following Sunday.  There was no heat, no electricity, no running water.  In short, life as we had been accustomed to, came to a crashing halt.  If the power had not come back on when it did, people would have begun to die and the death toll would…

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