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Breaking News: Power Outage in Washington D.C

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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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Seeing this come across now...

PzFeed Top News
@PzFeed
RIGHT NOW: U.S. Capitol plunged into darkness as power outage hits Washington D.C. Via @BuzzFeedNews pic.twitter.com/TWkPC0tDKL

Posting more in a few
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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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The entire place??



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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EMP?



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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Could be the wind maybe... Im a few hours away and its real windy here this evening.

Very interesting though, ill have to keep an eye out on youtube and ATS for more info.



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:34 PM
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cosmicexplorer
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EMP?


Some pretty extreme weather on the East Coast today/tonight including T Storms and strong winds.
That is a much more likely explanation then an EMP.



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:35 PM
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It's 49 degrees there with scattered clouds. Wind at 22 mph.



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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~Lucidity
It's 49 degrees there with scattered clouds. Wind at 22 mph.



Issued by The National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington, MD
Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT


Updated Mar 12, 2014, 8:25pm EDT


... WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM EDT THURSDAY...
* TIMING... WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
* WINDS... NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
* IMPACTS... SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. DIFFICULTY DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. SECURE OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND TAKE CARE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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Up here we are in a blizzard.... I hate this state.



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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Wow. I've never seen the emergency lights on the capitol like that.

Frank Underwood must have turned on his PS3 with an unsecured line at work. Hacker must have gotten in...



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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Here is a pic form the Lincoln Memorial, the lights you see on are either on generator , UPS or backup power.





posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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Ya but EMP is more dramatic than wind....and we know how much drama is needed to keep the globe turning...so emp is much more fun.

Good find op and nice photo too...
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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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Don't think they would waste an EMP in washington....not going to do much but shut Washington down therebye having the people of America rejoice...

Honestly I don't care if Washington remains closed..my concern would be hospitals, people on medical machines and emergency response....



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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Congress is on a break right? Where's the President?

(I might be wrong about Congress...I don't keep track of them.)


(Irony: Wind Power Tax Break Dead in Congress in 2014, Boustany Says (1))
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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:42 PM
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I'm about 1:15 West from DC & we have 25 to 35mph winds with
gusts 45 to 55. My power has threatened to go off a few times.
It's very windy at the moment & we have the same warning
until 11:00 tomorrow.
It was ~ 68 to 70F today & tomorrow the high is 33. I'm ready
for Spring! Winter keeps dragging on & on...we're due to get snow on
Monday.

Cheers
Ektar
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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:42 PM
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How about Dulles Airport? Is it down as well?



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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Similar event yesterday in Darwin N.T
www.theaustralian.com.au...

Northern Territory hit by 'catastrophic' power blackout

not saying its connected....
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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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chrismarco
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Don't think they would waste an EMP in washington....not going to do much but shut Washington down therebye having the people of America rejoice...

Honestly I don't care if Washington remains closed..my concern would be hospitals, people on medical machines and emergency response....


Who ssays it wasnt us that did it lol!



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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Get ready for "We need to spend more on infrastructure." I hope it gets ugly.



posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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Nothing on the police scanner.

Airport and fire/EMS scanner says feed is down and this could be due to a power outage (they have that first) or network connection problem.






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posted on Mar, 12 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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I'm and hour 20 NE of DC. There's a wind advisory. Showing steady wind of 18MPH with gusts up to 45MPH. When hubby opened the door it sounded like a freight train was going by. Lights have been flickering over the last few hours, but no outages. What stunned me was the predicted 40°F temp drop predicted between 4pm and 7am tomorrow.




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