What would you do if the power grid failed for more than a week
If the power grid was down for any length of time water and sewer would begin to be a problem as well as food and heat. Do you have any plan should a long term catastrophe cripple basic utilities
In India in some areas they experienced one or more week grid failure.does not deter them , traditional way of living helps.The water pond in front of house,stores water, clean weather, sun light round the year, sewage can be dumped into land fills closed by caps , Rural India can manage by applying above methods. Urban India can not do, migrate to rural area for some time. Community organizations are able to do jobs and people's participation is important to overcome such problems.
Yes. I have a plan. Growing up with hurricaines about twice a year in Florida, I know exactly how to deal with it. Unfortunately, my home now is closer and the community is more packed with other families. It would not be pretty. After thinking on your question, I think more people have to be ready to cope with surroundings.
Thanks Ib, I'm wondering if we could shouldn't think community. I mean, like within a neighborhood for instance, get together and develop a plan....what do you think?
Community would be pretty helpful. However, there are some neighbors that I would not want to get stuck with for a couple of hours.
Ha, ha, me tooo, but something tells me we might need them too. If you have time I would really appreciate it if you would take a look at a hub I wrote on this subject and tell me what you think. Thanks, Dan
I've got a lot of deer and wild turkey near my house. I also have a lot of books to read.
You sir sound like you are in fine shape. My only worry might be a storm sever enough to wash toxins into the water supply. Is that a concern where you are? Also, I think you are likely to find you have a lot of company
I'm not a survivalist, but I have thought about this before. The biggest concern for everyone in the US should be the location of every nuclear power plant. Once those are no longer maintained, they will all explode after a few weeks.
Ironically, I used to work at a nuclear power plant in CA. You are correct but they need surprisingly little maintenance. They mostly just need to be constantly monitored. If necessary they could be safely shut down and secured pretty easily.
We have a generator and supplies in case it happens. Years ago we had an unexpected storm, they called it a microburst and we were without power for almost a week. Very strange when we are so used to things that require electricity. So we learned from that and are prepared for an extended outage.
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