Watch: Massive Fireball Roars Through Suburban Power Lines, Blows Out Electricity
November 10th, 2013
If you’ve ever wondered what a massive electrical surge from an electro-magnetic pulse weapon, solar flare or cyber attack might look like, then take a look at this footage shot in Montreal.
In this instance the surge caused a cascading electrical outage across one neighborhood. Imagine what such an event would look like across the entire national power grid.
Then consider how long it would take to bring essential services like hospitals, communication system, commerce processing, and banks back online.
According to former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, we’re talking not days or weeks, but months and years before utility workers would be able to repair key transformers and nodes.