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One thing that people forget also is that a lot of retail stores have backup generators to keep all of their freezers and cash registers working when the power goes out. If it was longer than a day or two, their generators probably wouldn't have enough gas to run that long, but the first couple of days you should be able to buy groceries. Just check with your local bulk retail stores and ask them. After the couple days, the supplies from the store wouldn't hold out though.
OMG... you guys dont really thing that they would shut the power down nationwide? do you?
I'm not Anti-American, In fact I am not anti anything...But you guys? You are FARRRRRRRRRR too paranoid for your own good, in fact your paranoia affects the world!!! FFS, live a little, get used to the reality, there is danger, but you can't predict the unpredictable, you can only deal with it once it happens. So stop messing your kids up with fear of the future, stop making everybody focus on danger when we have a life to live. FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!
About ten years ago if anyone remembers the grid for Ontario and the state New York went down for four days, people didn't panic there was no mass hysteria in the streets, no mobs looting stores, we just hunkered down cooked on camp stoves had bonfires at night and waited for the power to come back on. People organized block kitchens that everyone who wanted could bring their thawing freezer stuff and share it with the community. I think situations like that show how people can band together and make things positive for everyone.
That remains to be seen. Caveat emptor Boston marathon was supposed to be a "live drill" however a Chinese national and a Chechynian-American were among those killed under extraordinary drill-turned-terror attack circumstances, as well as WTC 'drills' turned a nightmare and others out there.
Note to my fellow ATSers. Likelihood of mine and my familys survival is slim, good luck to everybody. ATS will be gone during those days if your in US. Please tell your familys even if they think your crazy like mine do. I hope they cancel this "drill" but if they do it will come someday anyway. Peace be with you all, make due with all your past ills and look forward to the next life, but don't end it early.
Good luck, Namaste, Peace, Happiness, Joy, Love,