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Texas rolling blackouts

Around February 1st a major cold front pushed through much of the US. Estimates put about 1/3 of the total population has been affected in one way or another – including Texas.

Parts of North Texas may receive cold weather from time to time. But for the most part, our winters might be in the 20 – 40 range. Due to our mild winters, some of the Power Generation plants were not prepared for the cold weather. I don’t know the exact details as to “why” this has happened, but rolling blacks are happening in Central Texas – like around the Austin area. From the reports I have heard, the rolling blackouts are lasting anywhere from 15 minutes – 1 hour.

Here is the problem – if our infrastructure is so weak that a cold front causes power plants to shut down, what would a bomb from a terrorist do? Or worse yet, what would happen if we went to war and some nation boomed a couple of our power plants? North Korea is supposed to be working on an intercontinental ballistic missile. It seems that a couple of well placed strikes could cripple this nations electrical grid.

Without electricity, the world as we know it stops to exist.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock

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