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Power hemorrhage in United States of America

15 August, 2003

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Thursday eve 14th August, Eastern and Midwestern states of America(New York City, Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit) along with some Northern cities of Canada(Toronto and Ottawa) went under power hemorrhage which affected more than 50 million people in those states crippling routine life causing jam to electric and electronic life there.

Homeland Security Department said there were no indications that terrorists were responsible for the blackout.

Some sources are claiming it to be a result of over energy suck from American power houses after Lightning in Niagara Power house.

It would be interesting to note that Midwestern States of America had been victim of incidents alike (July 6 1999, May 6 1986, July 13 1977). And main reasons told about previous incidents were accidental.

What is your opinion about the recent cataclysm in United States of America?

Do you think it happened due to technical flaws in the power systems?

Do you think it is an act of sabotage?

Who is responsible for repeatedly occurring power shutdowns in USA over short time-intervals?

Reader Comments:

What's happening

What's happening in the most advanced country of the world.

I thought these things happen only in the developing countries. May be it's a good omen, as people in America would be able to better understand the myseries that people in the thirld world go through.

A, Pakistan - 15 August, 2003

Feel Sorry

Let's see how many stories of looting comes out of this situation.

It would only tell us whether people in USA are really civilized or they are the real representatives of dark ages.

Naeem, Pakistan - 15 August, 2003

Stuff Happens

Well the way the power works in North America which includes Canada & USA is like a big Grid. Power flows from Cananda to US and Back. We have been sharing power since Major power plants have been built. when one plant is short power another one picks up the slack. either from us or them. makes no difference.When a plant failed (not sure where) others tried to make up the difference but it was to high of a demand and many of the plants shut down. That kinda stuff can happen... OH WELL. Hopefully my power stay's on long enough for me to submit this post. :)

Tom, Canada - 15 August, 2003

I am pleased to say that there was relative calm during the power outage. While there was some looting, it was minor. People looked out for one another and helped each other during the crisis.

Best wishes to you all in Pakistan.

David, United Kingdom - 16 August, 2003

It is becoming clear that USA is a paper power of the world. it keeps eyes overthe world but cant make it with its won country. 9/11 and after then this incidents along with others show that USA is a crippled psychic society with hotch potch governemnt. people of States should ignore claims of their Govt and ask for the original measures

Ata Muhammad Bux, Pakistan - 17 August, 2003

even if it would be a sabotage , US Govt will not disclose as 9/11 still panics!! america will go on through further cataclysms as it has deprived billions of people around the world of their basic human rights.especially in Afghanistan. because that land is not a normal one and also Iraq which is among the most Sacred places of Muslims

Asghar ali, Pakistan - 17 August, 2003

and God rare forgives Human rights deprivation without goign deep to religions.
yes it happened due to techincal flaws in the systems of US. coz it happened three times in NY just in 25 years. we have never experienced this is our country which is an under developed one.
US govt is responsible straightly as it has entangled itself it in wolfish tricks and so no care of its own one , US Govt should concentrate over its own.thnx

asgharali, Pakistan - 17 August, 2003

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