Everyone knows that the United States’ basic infrastructure is, to use a word, “ghetto“, but the worst part of that failing infrastructure has the potential to cause a societal collapse the likes of which even the paranoid black-helicopter set can’t even imagine: The Electrical Grid.
To give it to you straight, our national electrical grid works as an interdependent network. This means that the failure of any one part would trigger the borrowing of energy from other areas. Whichever grid attempts to carry the extra load would likely be overtaxed, as the grid is already taxed to near max levels during peak hot or cold seasons.
The aftermath of a single grid going down could leave millions of residents without power for days, weeks or longer depending on the scope of the failure.
A comforting thought as you go to bed tonight. Have you thought about such a nationwide grid failure, what plans have you made?