America's power grid is showing signs of straing during brutal cold

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    America’s Power Grid Is Showing Signs of Strain During Brutal Cold
    America’s power grid is starting to show signs of fatigue as the nation grapples with a record-breaking cold snap.


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    Oh , but don't worry all that grid talk was a conspiracy we've got it all covered nothing can ever happen to leftist liberal America just create your own fantasy and everything will be just fine.....................
     
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    only concern might be for big city Dwellers . Hillbillies , swampers , rednecks all pretty much have sleeping equipment , wood stoves , hats , gloves , full gas tanks and supplies in da house . ---------------- just a comment .
     
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    One transformer shot out with a 30-06 would possibley crash the electrical grid on the whole East Coast, lol.

    I live on the East Coast and it still sounds hilarious to me.

    We are so backward now after 16 years of Oligrachs run wild.
     
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    A few weeks back, at about 7am, I was going to turn the front porch light off and I heard a loud BANG, and all the lights went off. I called my neighbor and his were off also and we figured a transformer had blown. It only took them about an hour and a half to fix it. As far as making it, we have a 7500 KW generator, several different solar powered devices and solar powered chargers.

    Here are two.

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    This one is a battery pack that can be recharged by sunlight. You can charge up lots of stuff with it.
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    People would really get a charge out of this.
     
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    If people are thinking about buying a generator you should realize that if the power goes out for a while in a large area, the power is also out at the gas station where you would get gas for the generator. I keep about 20 gallons and rotate it every few months by filling up the car with it.
     
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    Yeah...

    ... the power went out here for two hours...

    ... started to get pretty cold...

    ... was almost ready to leave.
     
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    I have a 1000 gallon buried propane tank and a propane standby generator.

    The power could be out for weeks and I'd never notice
     
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    Good. And I keep all my stuff to myself as well.
     
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    Yeah us too. We're semi-rural so private well and septic. We don't lose power too often but better to have it and not need it...
     
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