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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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You can follow it live at KOGO Mediaplayer - it's pretty massive - 1.4 million without power. Early reports of explosions, military personnel supposedly recalled. Authorities being pretty vague (no surprise there). You can also follow SDGE on twitter here.

-S




posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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No problems here,AC working,internet,talked to son in Phoenix no problems there,must be a bad grid,oh well go out and get some sunshine,cell works fine too got 2 spam calls



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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latimesblogs.latimes.com...

million in san diego are without power. holy moly

and san onofre nuke plant is on backup


is this terrorism?



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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(CNN) Authorities were investigating extensive power outages in southern California, Arizona and Mexico on Thursday that left more than 1 million customers without power, caused traffic jams and prompted at least one county to activate its emergency operations center.
San Diego Gas & Electric said the problem appeared to have originated in Arizona. At least 1.4 million customers were without power, the utility said.

www.cnn.com...



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by llmacgregor
My sisters are down in Pacific Beach area of San Diego, I just tried calling them both and I get the same thing "We're sorry blah blah high volume of calls" I can't get through.

Is city power essential for cell phone service??? Im not sure, If not thats strange the power and cell phone service would go out at the same time.



Yes...loss of power will equal loss of cell phone due to the cell phones relying on microwave towers for routing/relaying calls. Old school home phones plugged directly into jacks (NOT cordless phones) are NOT affected by blackout/power loss conditions. My wifes family lives 15 miles from PB in San Diego, CA, and everything is dark there so suffice it to say PB is dark also so if you are trying to reach family there via cell phone...ain't gonna happen i'm afraid, but I am sure everything is okay for now but good luck on reaching them I hope they okay.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by SuperTripps
latimesblogs.latimes.com...

million in san diego are without power. holy moly

and san onofre nuke plant is on backup


is this terrorism?




No, it's not. It's heat related folks. Grid is taxed and shut down. 100+ degree temps on an already taxed grid, and then you throw in millions of homes and businesses blasting AC at full blast all day long. Grid shuts down. It happens. Just a shame it happened to so many people this time.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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It could be cyberwar. It very well could be.
We are vulnerable and Iran is mad about stuxnet, and it is at a time they could say, well, it wasn't us, it was that x-class, or at least tell their citizens that.

I'm not saying 100% sure it is, but there is NO WAY I'd rule it out, if I were in charge, esp, since Arizona is blaming CA, and CA is saying that arizona had 2 main connections - lines- down. Everyone is blaming everyone. I don't like THAT. THAT looks like cyberwar to me. I'd at least consider it a possibility.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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i lived in san diego many years HOSS. never did it go down like this

and the weather is FINE

www.weather.com...

60s tonite just like on east coast



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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the article clearly says MAIN SUB Stations in san diego county are down

that is a HUGE clue right there



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Yes, and that is what a cyber attack on the grid would LOOK like.

It would be very hard to TELL it wasn't a rolling blackout. It would have to be investigated.
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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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And having experienced recent prolonged powyer outages... Ice becomes a commodity quickly. Also, Generators will sky rocket, and Batteries... You can't have enough batteries. Also, for charging Cell phones, the car inverters sold at Radio Shack quickly became a commodity for those of us without generators. Hopefully it won't last long, but this is why our Government has been Telling us to ... BE READY!!!

Candles for light
If you have the solar yard lights, those can be brought in at night for a gentle night light... Just enough that you don't bump your knee on the coffee table.

GASOLINE... can't believe I forgot to mention that one. If you can find a gas pump that doesn't require power to operate. Here, it took our stations several hours to figure out how to do business without power. They finally figured it out and they would let 2 people in the store at a time. It was crazy!



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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alex jones and ron paul have warned about possible things like this regarding false flag and excuse to piss off people/lock down freedoms

rolling black outs aint good enuff anymore


cyber hacking or electric grid hacking are Black out 2.0

GDP gonna take another hit unless they get it up and running again



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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Didnt the same thing happen in New York City a few years ago as there was either a black out or brown out....
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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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X-Flare???????????



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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The Live press conference by the Utility dept stated it is the main feeder lines from the North and from the South. But this explains only San Diego, not Arizona or Detroit?



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
X-Flare???????????


The xflare has not HIT yet.

And IRan said that they thought if the hit the US grid, it would hurt us economically.

The radio link that was posted above is very good. Thanks for that link~
People trapped in elevator- expected to be out for an extended period of time.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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From the SDGE twitter:


If you have a personal family emergency plan, please activate it now.


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Stay safe there!
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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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my area is apparently getting off light. many apartment complexes have lights on and I found a liquor store open with ful power. traffic signals are operating normally too.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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I always like when the power goes out. People come out of their houses and actually talk to each other. I have had some great conversations with neighbors I never knew existed during power outages. The reaction of many people in a power outage is quite hilarious to me. They stumble out onto their porch and look around for other people coming outside. When they see you they ask the obvious: "Did your power go out too?" People are hilarious.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by SuperTripps
reply to post by hadriana
 


alex jones and ron paul have warned about possible things like this regarding false flag and excuse to piss off people/lock down freedoms

rolling black outs aint good enuff anymore


cyber hacking or electric grid hacking are Black out 2.0

GDP gonna take another hit unless they get it up and running again


wHAt the hell is false flag about,,
a X-flare??

nasa called it,, said it was earth directed,, it fries a cicuit breaker pops,, big deal???
False Flag???? u guys make me laugh.





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