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Countdown to Grid shutdown - are you prepared?

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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:46 AM
reply to post by takcanada

Good find on the link! This spells it out pretty clearly but I don't think most here will really care, doomporn is much more fun. :-)

This is a test of the grid system. They will simulate various situations including EMP in an effort to identify and hopefully correct potential defects in the electric system. Thing have changed greatly over the years and the different utilities are interconnected. What happens to one has in the past also taken out others in what is called a cascade effect. The electric companies want to provide uninterrupted power, this provides CEO's with very large amounts of personal wealth. If there is a conspiracy in the tests that would be it. System repairs detract from the "earnings".

edit on 11/5/2013 by LuFri because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:38 AM
reply to post by LuFri

I live in an area we very lovingly call the woods. On a good day our electricity is hit or miss. I had to purchase my own poles for electricity and for telephone service when I built my house out here. If we have a storm with winds higher than 5 miles an hour we will be without power for at least an hour or more. After a particularly bad storm we were without electricity for six weeks, got it back for three days, then out again for three weeks.

It was much better than we expected. Our family discovered each other and the art of conversation again. We remembered how to do with less and learned how to move with the earth. The song Sunrise Sunset, took on a whole new meaning.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:39 AM
reply to post by LuFri

LuFri, most of us participating in this thread, doomporn and all, know that there is a "drill" for a blackout. However, like has been stated previously, there has been far too often in this country that "drills" coincide with actual events.

9/11 Drill

Boston Marathon "scheduled drill"

LAX amitted "Drill" 3 weeks earlier

Sorry for poor links to references, but it's early and I'm doing 3 things at once (school time for kiddos and all).

Then couple that with Napolitano's warning: Napolitano's Outgoing Warning

I believe a "drill" for a grid failure could very well coincide with an actual event. What or how that event will be/come about is beyond me at this point, but it simply can't hurt to be prepared as it is an inevitability, period!

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by NightSkyeB4Dawn

Yeah, I hear ya, it was like that for us too back in NY. If there was a cloud in the sky 50/50 we would be without power for at least a few hours. Up here, they clearcut everywhere there is main utility lines. If the tree is big enough to hit the wire if it fell over, it goes, or is pruned down. NY, you see branches hanging over wires, wires snaking through trees etc. A little wind, or some ice and boom. It's always windy here being right on the ocean, in the 7 years I been here so far, I can remember only two power outages that lasted more than an hour. Both times was because a car took out a pole.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:54 AM
reply to post by IrishCream

I understand your concerns but do not think this is that type of situation. In the other events the government and law enforcement benefited from the results. If there is a failure resulting form the tests the electric utilities would loose millions in lost revenue. There is always the potential for system failure but that would more likely come from an unseen event that this one. We'll see...

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 07:09 AM
reply to post by LuFri

I can appreciate that fact, I am very aware of the many benefits for TPTB from all those incidents and many more over the decades. However I do see a rather twisted benefit they would gain from an event like this (if it's even something within their control) and that would be the first phase in the physical implementation of their NWO, Agenda 21 plan to heard us onto UN and FEMA controlled "people farms".

Now whether you believe this or not after some of my posts and linky-dinks, I am not totally convinced that there even is a real NWO agenda in place at all. I have yet to make a tinfoil hat, dig a bunker in my back yard or stock up on years worth of supplies (not even 30 days worth *sigh*). The one thing I know for sure is that our government is filled to overflowing with self serving, ego-maniacal, power ravenous beasts that used to be human beings. As such, I don't trust 'em as far as I could spit 'em, so you just never know exactly what purpose an event like this might hold or just what benefit could be reaped by them from it.

We would only know once it was far too late if at all, unfortunately hindsight is 20/20.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:17 AM
I personally do not think anything will happen during this drill, but still will keep an eye out.

But you guys that keep thinking and talking about some time you had to do without power for a couple of days and how fun your kids thought it was need to think about it real hard. There is a HUGE difference between a known storm knocking out your power and KNOWING it will be on any minute now. And the realization of there may not be power for 3 months or forever....Every person on this board has lost power, so stop thinking so elementary as you have lived it and its no big deal. You have not and pray you never do.

I know its fiction and was done pretty poorly as well, but if you watch a show like Blackout, you will see the people at first think its like any other brief power outage, but once you hear a day later that its not just the east coast that is down, but the entire nation, people instantly panic and it changes everything, its now real and you now have no clue if or when things will return to normal. This is what people are referring to on what to fear.

Again, knowing that its a car hit a pole, means fix pole and line your good to go, ice breaking lines or wind, again fix those exact lines that you know where its at , and your good to go. But we have never dealt with either EMP/Solar or a cyber knockout. This is a whole new ball game and puts things into a new realm of where do we start and how far is this spread.

Hopefully the drill goes off without a hitch and they learn everything they need to as to prevent or be able to fix any out of the norm outage scenario.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:22 AM
reply to post by Wiz4769

If you can survive the winter, you will be fine. That is the bottom line really. And it really only counts for places that get real winters.
edit on Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:52:44 -0600 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:49 AM


OMG... you guys dont really thing that they would shut the power down nationwide? do you?

Thats just ridiculous


Do you guys also think people are setting fires to buildings when they do fire drills?

Most of us know this is a simulated event.. but you do not have drills for things that can't happen.

Too much in the media about it happening eventually.. better to be prepared than a beggar when/if it happens at some point.

When they have drills, they create an event for them. But they are played knowing that this would apply to ANY scenario. Such as storms. It is not absolutely geared only for that event, but any event that can cause a power outage.

IF they had not released a press statement, the exercise would of gone on without you ever knowing about it.
edit on 5-11-2013 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:57 AM

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!!!

You do realize this is a conspiracy site? So the chances of it being filled with paranoid people are pretty high. I come here for the sheer entertainment value and to reign in the stupidity.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 09:59 AM
Speaking of reigning in stupidity...

Any stop to look who is running the drill? It is NERC a non profit group. This only involves the government as outside players and evaluators.

There will be no power outages. That is just stupid.

To an outsider, this drill would look very boring and tedious.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 10:57 AM
reply to post by Kr0nZ

in training, firefighters do fight a live fire for practice, squished.

all these are supposed "drills"

open your eyes mudduck.

anything is possible

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 12:04 PM
reply to post by Dianec

Good point, I was discussing this with my girlfriend when she asked me out of the blue about the Nov 13th blackout. At this point I don't even think its going to happen, due to every single person knowing the detrimental effects of such an action, plus the morality of it. I would find it hard to shut off the electricity of millions of people in the start of winter in america, but you never know with the NWO, who have lost far to much control to pull it off, and a few of the "heads" of such an organization have passed on if i remember correctly.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 12:14 PM
reply to post by gardener

I wonder if this has anything to do with kill shot!
I can't even imagine what life would be like without it.
If we ever do lose power, I'd imagine that after a week
there would be chaos at every turn and death at every
door! God help us if this ever happens!

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 12:24 PM
reply to post by SuperSeeds

I was about 11 years old when the Ice Storm of 98 hit. Living in Quebec, thankfully we lived in an old home with 3 big fireplaces, and had generators. We were only 1 of about 3 houses on the street with semi power and heat. We survived and it lasted a good week before everything was restored. Granted Gens ran out aftetr a couple days, but we had fire and food and a neighborhood full of people sleeping over. It was not so bad. Took to drawing cartoons on paper and pretending we were watching T.V.

I feel bad for anyone growing up in this day and age, because when the time comes they'll be like fish on land, with no idea how to fend for themselves and survive.

However, as a Canadian, I feel I have a better advantage, seeing as I'm a lumberjack, oh yes I am.

Well, not really, but I can cook some mean moose.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 01:29 PM

Speaking of reigning in stupidity...

Any stop to look who is running the drill? It is NERC a non profit group. This only involves the government as outside players and evaluators.

There will be no power outages. That is just stupid.

To an outsider, this drill would look very boring and tedious.

NERC has the ability to enforce it's guidelines under financial penalties for non compliance. That power given to them by the US govt.
They work for the government/government works for them.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:24 PM
enjoy your Starbucks, ipads, Facebook, reality tv, or whatever your guilty pleasure or tie to technology is.. i have NO doubt in my mind this will be the last couple days with them..

I don't know whats more scary about this situation.. that there is an almost inevitable chance of the power plug being pulled or how many people i talk to about it have NO idea about any drill happening period. I may be a paranoid prepper.. but its more terrifying to me the number of people unaware of this matter there are out there.. its those people that are going to freak the eff out when this happens.. those are the people we need to watch out for..

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 04:24 PM

It just occurred to me what it would look like to see the power go out everywhere from space.
Realizing how many lives would be affected it would be pretty disturbing, yet beautiful to see the night side of Earth in it's natural state.
I was trying to figure out what Aton WIlliams was wearing?
Looked like a 100 lb test guitar strap. lol.
His advice was sound if beyond cursory - food , water - get some!
FOX viewers will die by the millions if they're relying on that network for survival information.

That whole excuse about how "every system can be brought down because it's online"
The "right guy" with the "right skills" and the "right passwords" and the "right login ID" and the "right biometric identifiers" and.....

edit on 3-11-2013 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)

You'd see a picture like this:

But with patches everywhere just going off one by one.

I've experienced several city wide power failures and rolling brown-outs. The first was the year of discontent in the 1970's, when we lived in the top floor of an apartment block. Mum was about to make me some hot chocolate. I had this giant bar of hot chocolate squares in my hand when suddenly everything we see just rapidly fades to black like the tail end of a camera flash. A few second later we've adjusted to the darkness and stumble around. We find a torch, but can't really go anywhere because the staircase is pitch black. We now had no cooker, electricty, lighting, or heating. Fortunately, it was fifteen minutes later, Dad came home. He had an old camping stove and mini gas cylinder. That was enough for us to have a hot meal that night. It wasn't until the next day we had electricity again. The view from the window was just a black silhouette of all the buildings against a twilight blue sky with a few stars.

The second time was during a snow storm. Four of us were watching TV on a Saturday night when suddenly everything goes off. Room lights, electric bar fire (the bars slowly faded from red to black), the TV goes from a
picture to a line and a bright dot and that white noise sound before going silent. No sound of the refrigerator. Just complete darkness and silence until we find an old car accident lamp. Then we hear footsteps coming from the outside staircase. Our upstairs neighbors have a torch and ask us if we have any problems with the electricity?
Outside, there was six inches of snow with the occasional car gliding silently through the snow. The car headlights would create these really ghostly shadows that would flit across the houses across the road.

Being in a supermarket during a power failure was even scarier. All the lights go out, and then all the customers in the aisles are ordered to leave the store. Store staff are walking around with torches just to make sure nobody steals anything. We waited forty-five minutes for power to return, it didn't, so I called the utility company to make a complaint and within five minutes the power is back on.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:07 PM

Never happen, this would actually make us all know we can survive without the government. They will not let this outage go past a certain point. The government doesn't want to take two steps backwards on their brainwashing.

...which is why I would only worry about this if I lived in a metropolis. I agree 100% with you in regards to communities that are self prepared. Country folk rural suburbia and most of the large temperate cities are probably safe and won't see a power disruption. As happened with the EBT thing, however, if they want to test the waters they'll do so by cutting power to the most "plugged in" communities.

We had a decent sized wind storm here in South Central AK last fall that knocked out power to much of the area. It took them anywhere from a day to a week to get all of us back up and running. I was embarassed at the level of whining and bitching that I heard from people, and this is in Alaska... America's most extreme reach. My only concern was for the deep freeze full of salmon and moose... I called the electric company and the poor lady was frazzled from all the calls she'd gotten. According to her I was the first "non sky is falling" call she'd gotten all day, as all I needed was an honest assessment of how many days we were looking at to determine if I needed to haul my deep freeze to a friend's place that still had power.

Mind you it was only dropping into the upper 40s at night and PEOPLE WERE CRYING ABOUT THEIR HOUSES BEING COLD!!! That opened my eyes to just how huge a nightmare something like a multiday power failure in a big city would be. Anyone who struggles with a couple days sans electricity (aside from people on respirators, etc which medically must have that power flow) has become completely dependent on everything but themselves.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:28 PM
reply to post by Annunak1

us out here in the boonies won't notice a thing 'cept maybe take a break from facebook

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