It’s a nightmare scenario… but one that’s a lot more likely than you think.
Temperatures begin reaching record highs for days or even weeks on end. If you’re at home, you’ve got the AC on blast to fight a losing battle against the scorching heat. The power company and government officials are dealing with the homeless by herding them into cooling centers when all of a sudden, the entire thing just goes “snap.”
The power grid is down. And no one knows when it’s coming back. That’s a nightmare on the “best” day. In the middle of a heatwave, it’s going to mean thousands or even millions dead.
Think about it: So much of what we need to survive is reliant upon the power grid. The most pressing concern for the population during a heat wave in the middle of summer is going to be water. That water comes in through pipes that are powered by the electrical grid. The water is made clean by treatment facilities that require the electrical grid to operate.
Forget about keeping cool… keeping hydrated is going to be your biggest enemy in a situation like this.
For survivalists and preppers deeply concerned about the impending collapse of the United States electrical grid, the impact of extreme heat on the grid’s resilience should be a focal point. This is especially true as the nation’s power grid becomes increasingly rickety, outdated, and on the verge of collapse.
That’s before we start factoring in things like state-sponsored or non-state actors who want to bring the grid down on purpose They might do this through traditional terrorist attacks… but more likely they’re going to use sophisticated cyberhackers who are already deep inside our nation’s electrical grid, just waiting for the order to shut everything down.
When that happens, it’s going to take at least 18 months to get everything up and running again. In that time, over 90 percent of Americans will have perished in the ensuing chaos. Perhaps worst of all, only 8 of the major transistors in America need to be taken out to
In an urban heat wave, especially in densely built areas, the lack of nighttime cooling prevents the body from recovering, leading to increased health risks. When that happens, people aren’t going to “band together.” They’re going to turn on each other with record speed as everyone looks for a way to keep themselves and their families alive after the power goes down with no sign that it’s ever coming back.
If the heat wave doesn’t get you, the social chaos will.
All of this underscores the need to start getting prepared today. The future post-grid will belong to people who are the most organized and ready to go on day one of a disaster. The question of a massive power outage impacting you and your family isn’t a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when.”
So how are you and your family getting ready for the almost inevitable collapse of the American power grid? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.