A potential timeline of events, if the lights went out in America

You may have plans for power outages of a few days, but if you were without electricity for a period of months or even weeks, “there is no master plan for the civilian population” says Ted Koppel, author of ‘Lights Out’ (describing how a cyberattack on the nation’s power grids could paralyze our infrastructure).
While most of those who are preparedness-minded here on Disclose.tv know and realize that they cannot count on government to intervene and ‘save them’ in the thick of a major and overwhelming disaster, the cold hard facts unfortunately reveal that the vast majority of Americans presume that there is a plan, and regardless of the disaster their government will step in and ‘provide’ for them. This will prove to be a very deadly presumption…
Lets look at a potential timeline of events when the lights go out in America…
IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH
  • The cities would be the hardest hit.
  • Thousands trapped in elevators
  • ALL electrical appliances shut down-refrigerators, heating, A/C
  • ATM machines are inoperative
  • Banks and other businesses shut down
  • Gas stations without generators cannot pump fuel
  • For most, profound darkness
THE SECOND DAY
  • Water faucets begin to run dry in some areas without utility generators
  • Toilets will no longer flush without water pressure
  • Drug stores and supermarkets being stripped
  • Law enforcement overwhelmed by emergencies and outbreaks of looting
  • Batteries on laptops, cell phones, and flashlights are dying
  • Conflicting descriptions of power outage, unknown expected duration
  • Officials disagree regarding recommended actions
  • Bridges, tunnels, highways becoming clogged with refugees
THE THIRD DAY
  • Gas stations running out of fuel (those that could pump)
  • Water is at a premium
  • Some emergency generators assist in pumping water and sewage (limited)
  • Many ‘unprepared’ are running out of food already
  • Beginning to panic, discovering widespread outage ramifications
  • The “Oh $hit” moment of realization…
THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK
  • Any .gov emergency rations are depleted
  • Many of the elderly and infirm have died
  • Hospitals overwhelmed and struggling to perform emergency services
  • Military attempts to maintain semblance of order, but not enough personnel
  • Looting (especially cities) has become rampant
  • Millions upon millions are ‘on their own’
THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK
  • People have become deeply frightened and fear for their lives
  • Most are now entirely running out of food to eat
  • Many are dying in regions without access to water
  • Many are dying in regions/climates where there is no heat (if during winter)
  • Disease (e.g. typhoid fever, cholera) from eating tainted food, water, poor sanitation
  • Martial Law is declared (perhaps even sooner)
THE END OF THE FIRST MONTH
  • Many drug-dependent patients are dying
  • The millions with severe psychotic disorders (no more meds) create bedlam
  • People and communities fighting over resources
  • Home invasions and violence-related die-offs
  • Escaped prisoners, organized gangs, more violence-related die-off
  • Communities are slowly starving
THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR
90% are dead
The timeline of subsequent events will vary based on population density, cities, suburbia, rural, season, and geographical circumstances, however it is a good mental exercise to come up with a ‘best guess’. The process will help motivate you into more preparedness What’s your input? Would you add to the above or shift things around a bit ( via modernsurvivalblog.com )?
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