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20/12/2016 3:12 am  #1

Power cut

LOL where i live we have random power cuts usually during a storm that brings down the lines. However this time a plane took down a couple of miles of cable in the middle of a forest. We didn't know the cause at the time but they  announced that the power would be off for a couple of days. 
I decided to go to the supermarket as my bread-maker no longer worked.  It was chaos. People actually running to buy the bottled water even though the water was still working (Gravity feed for the town) Trolleys  full of food. EFPOS and Credit cards not working so they couldn't pay for the food when they got to the counter. It was like a scene from an end of the world movie. No lights and people grabbing everything. Same for the hardware store  which I drove past. Carpark full and sold out of gas completely.
They set up free BBQ  with food to any who needed it in the city. Total time without power 33 hours . Time for panic buying 2 hours.

20/12/2016 11:22 am  #2

Re: Power cut

Yes, we may all start prepping. My friend gave me a hand cranked latern/radio.  Its set for news radio stations and emergency channels.
After a series of brown/blackouts, he gave me a Energizer LED pop up lantern. Your trip to the market sounds like quite an experience.

14/12/2017 7:50 pm  #3

Re: Power cut


Can this happen?

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A war lost because of a terrifying weapon, an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP).

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