I Am a Doomsday Prepper

We, as a nation, are more dependent on electrical power than at any other time in history. Even with Reliant energy backing me up, you can’t deny the aging infrastructure along with a rise in natural disasters threatens our entire modern-day way of life. As demand for electricity has grown, it has put more stress on the production, transmission, and distribution of power in the United States. As the need for power continues to increase, the power grid itself runs the risk of equipment failures. According to many experts, we’re just one major catastrophic event away from a complete shutdown of life in America as we know it now.

Our reliance on the electrical grid doesn’t just stop at lack of electricity in our homes, it is considerably broader and impacts many aspects of our everyday lives.What will happen if the electrical grid goes down for a prolonged period of time? Think how drastically your life would change without the continuous flow of electrical power the grid provides. Power outages would be followed by media blackouts, telecommunication and mass transit system failures. Banking and financial institutions would all be affected. Cell phone towers and internet capability would be down.

Water and fuel, which depend on electrical pumps, would stop flowing in most area’s within days and transportation would come to a halt. In a worst-case scenario, commerce as we know it would quickly cease to function.During those times when whole regions are experiencing black outs, we get a look at what a widespread emergency could be like. Unprepared residents of affected areas will rush to the bank, grocery, convenience and hardware stores to acquire critical supplies. The shelves will rapidly be cleaned off as panic starts to set in. These supplies gathered at the start will provide short-term survival for some. Any extended grid shut-down situation that lasts for weeks or months could prove dangerous and perhaps deadly for many. Martial law could be enacted as civil unrest and public safety become front line issues.