Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Grid Down Update: Power Grid Attacked in AR/American Blackout (Trailer) about Cyber Attack on Grid | CNN/NatGeo Video

With the continuation of Solar Maximum, #SolarMax - Solar Flares and EMP's or just random accidents could actually be a Disaster for our Power Grid.

Say what you will about Drills, we will be discussing Blackout Preparedness on USAEBN Radio: 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/usaebn

Stay Informed.

#EMP #SolarFlare #CME #USAEBN #NebShipShop - See more at: http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2013/08/grid-down-prep-upcoming-drill-will.html#sthash.RcHfAbZI.dpuf

Update: 19.03.2014:

Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

“Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer.” - FERC

Update 30.10.2013:

Full Video added.  #SolarMax is in full swing with the approach of Comet Ison.

GridExII starts next week...

Stay Alert.

Stay Informed.

#AmericanBlackout, a National Geographic program first aired in October 2013, giving a fictional "docudrama" account of a nationwide electrical blackout in the United States, and its severe aftermath. Most of the program is mock "vlogging" by those affected, interspersed with mock "news footage."

What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year?  Our key:

 
American Blackout 2013 - National Geographic

With the continuation of Solar Maximum, #SolarMax - Solar Flares and EMP's or just random accidents could actually be a Disaster for our Power Grid.

Now, as of this weekend, the #powergrid has been attacked in Arkansas.

NatGeo, no stranger to SHTF Shows, is promoting American Blackout, about a cyberattack on the Grid, and the chaos that follows.

GridEx II (a Drill testing security/readiness of attacks on Grid) is about to start on the East Coast...

Say what you will about Drills, we will be discussing Blackout Preparedness on USAEBN Radio: 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/usaebn

Stay Informed. 

#GridDown #SitPrep #USAEBN #AmericanBlackout

Feds probe Arkansas grid sabotage

By Matt Smith and Joe Sutton, CNN
updated 8:27 AM EDT, Wed October 9, 2013
Authorities say a tractor was used Sunday to cut down two electric poles near Cabot, Arkansas.
Authorities say a tractor was used Sunday to cut down two electric poles near Cabot, Arkansas.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Three attacks have targeted power lines and a substation in Arkansas
  • Federal authorities have issued a $25,000 reward for information
  • "You should have expected U.S." was inscribed at damaged substation
(CNN) -- Federal investigators said Tuesday they're now probing three cases of sabotage aimed at electrical substations and transmission lines in rural Arkansas, including attempts involving a tractor and a moving train.
The most recent, on Sunday, knocked out power to thousands of people over the weekend, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported. The agencies issued a $25,000 reward for information in that incident and two others dating back to late August.
In Sunday's attack, someone cut into, then used a tractor, to pull down two electric poles near Cabot, about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.
"A power outage resulted which affected approximately 10,000 customers in the Cabot area," the FBI said.
The power lines were owned by First Electric Cooperative. But the two previous attacks, in August and September, targeted high-voltage lines and a substation owned by the multi-state utility Entergy.
Someone brought down one of Entergy's high-voltage transmission lines in Cabot on August 21, while a control house at a substation in Keo, about 25 miles south of Cabot, was set ablaze on September 29, the FBI said.
The FBI said it's investigating whether the attacks are connected, and investigators suggested the perpetrator in the first had "above-average" electrical skills.
In the substation fire, the suspected arsonist left behind a message: "You should have expected U.S." was inscribed on a control panel, the bureau reported.
In the August incident, someone attempted to use a cable to catch a moving train to bring down the tower, Entergy spokeswoman Julie Muntsell said. The perpetrator also removed bolts from the base of the 100-foot tower, contributing to its downfall, she said.
The FBI said removing bolts from the tower "would have created substantial noise" during the early-morning incident, the FBI said in a written statement.

Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

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American Blackout

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 at 9P
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Learn what it means to be powerless. NatGeo presents a world premiere movie event, Sunday October 27th at 9/8C.

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Blackouts aren't the only type of crisis that could potentially affect the United States.

http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2013/06/shield-act-to-protect-america-from-emp.html

"A National Academy of Sciences report last year said that terrorists could cause broad hardship for months with physical attacks on hard-to-replace components. An emerging effort led in part by R. James Woolsey, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is gearing up to pressure state legislatures to force utilities to protect equipment against an electromagnetic pulse, which could come from solar activity or be caused by small nuclear weapons exploded at low altitude, frying crucial components."

As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow

New York City during a blackout in 2003. More than 150 companies and groups will take part in a drill that will simulate attacks on the power grid. Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

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