What if we lost electric power … for years? Would you be prepared? There is virtually no discussion or attention on America’s electrical grid, yet the risk is real. When you lose electrical service for minutes or hours⏤it is inconvenient. If you were to lose electric for weeks, months, or years⏤the scenario would be entirely different. You would have to change your way of life. Life would de dramatically different almost immediately, and it would change not for the better with each passing day.
If the United States is attacked with the intended target being our technology⏤the result could have meaningful consequences to everyday life as we know it. It could also be an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), caused by natural occurrences that causes an extended blackout. Either way the result would be heavy damage to our infrastructure, requiring life-altering steps to preserve our way of life.
Crumbling roads, unsafe bridges, drinking water, air traffic system are all in serious need of repair⏤America’s infrastructure is desperately in need of investment, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The ASCE estimates the US needs to spend some $4.5 trillion by 2025 to fix the country’s roads, bridges, dams, and other infrastructure. This was the subject of hot debate in Washington and was going to be the one topic that would unite democrats and republicans to get something done for the American people⏤so we thought…
Jim McCay is a Political Analyst, Commentator and Radio Producer with a 30 year background in global technology and telecommunications. Arnetta Notkin had a career of 30 years working on Wall Street – she is a Producer and Commentator. Ava Armstrong is a political commentator, radio personality and a best selling author.