Commentary & Analysis by L. A. Marzulli
Shooters armed with assault rifles and some knowledge of electrical utilities have prompted new worries on the vulnerability of California’s vast power grid. A 2013 attack on an electric substation near San Jose that nearly knocked out Silicon Valley’s power supply was initially downplayed as vandalism by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the facility’s owner. Gunfire from semiautomatic weapons did extensive damage to 17 transformers that sent grid operators scrambling to avoid a blackout.
When I was recently back in the Philadelphia area we experienced a power outage which lasted from Tuesday night until the following Sunday. There was no heat, no electricity, no running water. In short, life as we had been accustomed to, came to a crashing halt. If the power had not come back on when it did, people would have begun to die and the death toll would have been more than the 2o, that the media reported… lot’s more. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/14/us-usa-weather-idUSBREA120WG20140214
We had to move my ailing father out of the house and into the V. A. hospital until the power came back on. What would have happened if the power had not come back on? What would have happened to others in the area with babies and small children or the aged like my parents? The moment was not lost on me and I have since taken some precautionary measures in my parents home like bringing in fire wood and storing it in the garage.
However, what if the grid goes down and doesn’t come back on? What if the unthinkable happens like an EMP—an Electric magnetic Pulse weapon? I’ve discussed this before in older posts and here’s a link to one of them: http://wp.me/ph2yr-2TO
For the most part the average American family is not prepared to deal with life with out the modern conveniences we all have been accustomed to! We simply won’t be able to cope without power, period. This is why it is important to begin to prepare some kind of emergency back up plan. Food, water, fire wood, and other fuels like Kerosene and gasoline for a generator are essential items to stock pile and have readily on hand for the emergency that is sure to come at some point.
In closing todays’ short post. There are two choices set before us. The first choice is to pretend this kind of event will never happen and so do nothing about it. The second is to view the recent power outage as a warning and begin to prepare for what may come in the future. California is experiencing the worst drought in its history. The East coast is getting record snow fall and low temperatures. England is being flooded. South America is beginning to ration water. Can we really say this is business as usual or is it what Yashua/Jesus warned us would precede His coming. In my opinion, the signs are here and only a fool will not heed the warnings. Do we have eyes to see?
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