What would you do if the power grid failed for more than a week

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  1. darkland profile image60
    darklandposted 6 years ago

    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

  2. pramodgokhale profile image45
    pramodgokhaleposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. darkland profile image60
      darklandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We need to learn lessons for India! The power grid everywhere is very delicate and America, especially the cities, are not prepared.  Thanks for your answer.

  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. darkland profile image60
      darklandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Community would be pretty helpful. However, there are some neighbors that I would not want to get stuck with for a couple of hours.

    3. darkland profile image60
      darklandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    I've got a lot of deer and wild turkey near my house. I also have a lot of books to read.

    1. darkland profile image60
      darklandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

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      Old Empresarioposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. darkland profile image60
      darklandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. darkland profile image60
      darklandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      excellent, I don't think many of us are that prepared. May I ask, what if a crisis extended beyond the supplies you've stored do you have any contingency plan?

 
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