posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 09:57 PM
Anyone from New England in 2011 can tell you what happens when the power goes out for an extended period of time (not the genny powered stuff granted
like stores but most of them were closed after a day anyhow as the gas ran out)
Yes we saw the night sky, but we were too tired by that point to enjoy it, our normal internal clocks got reset to the rising and setting sun.
Cooking was a pure "joy" and I mean that in the most sarcastic of senses. I have camped before and used just tinder and matches to start a fire but
when the ground is covered in evil white flakey mess it's hard to keep a fire going, and lemmie tell you once the coffee ran out.. man... I was not
the person you wanted to be around.
Medicines were scarce, until the local pharmacies were back up and running people had to do without, only emergency supplies could get through to
hospitals, and they were running on short staff and limited generator power as it was.
I am actually surprised more people didn't die off during that outage, it was cold at night, barely 40 during the day, wasn't until week two it got
up to 70 to melt everything and we had a chance..
The problem is suddenly ceasing Electrical Power to most homes in this day and age will cause damage, as the heating and cooling systems malfunction
(in our case the vents were stuck open lettin the freezing cold in from outside, and we couldn't spare the bankets and stuff t cap them off
initially. Two computers died, from the condensation in them and when suddenly power was restored, most modern machines auto-restore to the last
point they were at.. the furnace was damaged, all the electrical component fried. Was not a fun time, did we live? yeah we lived, and we had some
fun too, kids loved the 5 times a day walks we took to go looking around to see what was going on in the neighborhood, it was quality time, but I'm
glad I have me power pendant here, even if it's only a prop