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San Diego Blackout Sparks Questions About Energy Generation

Why is it so hard to find out the cause of the widespread blackout. There has got to be failsafes in place to limit the blackout to a local area. Who designs a system that has such an impact at a single point.

Another question is why did the power go out near the power plants in Carlsbad and San O. What happened to the power they were generating and why was it not distributed to a portion of SD county.

September 16, 2011 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What The Blackout Taught Us About Disaster Preparedness

I agree whole heartedly that it is your responsibility to be prepared for a disaster, not the city, not your neighbors, not the Red Cross, not the National Guard, you as the head of your house hold is ultimately responsible. You cannot rely on Cell phones, cable TV or internet for information. Old school off air AM and FM radio is you most reliable media to distribute information to the masses. Old School POTS telephones, not a wireless handsets, is also another reliable method of communications. If you really want reliable comms have every one in your family get Ham radio licenses and carry around a handheld. anyone can get a license now that they require no Code.

You probably have half of what your need, food, water, sanitation, camping stuff at home already. All you need to do is stock up enough for 3 day for each family member and rotate though your stock. Just store your stuff so you can get them easily if you need to evacuate your house (ie fire or earthquake).

September 12, 2011 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )