Friday, August 16, 2013

10 Year Anniversary of the Northeast Blackout

This week saw anniversary of the Northeast Blackout. On August 14th, 2003, about 50 million people from Ohio to New England and even into Michigan and Ontario, Canada lost power. New York City commuters had to walk miles home across bridges or face being stranded, as the city's transit system came to a halting stop. While telephone systems remained operational, circuits quickly became overloaded so calls couldn't go through. Water systems in several areas lost pressure, forcing boiling advisories to be put into effect. Power was restored within hours in some areas, but others had to wait a few days before their electricity was turned back on.

The Northeast Blackout of 2003 was caused by an aging electric grid and a few overgrown trees. While the system has been upgraded since then, power outages can still be unpredictable and hit at any time. Anticipating emergencies and being prepared ahead of time can be the key to surviving events like the blackout of 2003. Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson with recipes by Robin Robertson is a pantry cuisine cookbook that also features a concise emergency preparedness section for everyone in the family, including companion animals. This handy book contains instructions on how to put together a Five-Day Meal Box to feed up to four people for five days, and how to personalize your home pantry for emergencies. The recipes are simple and easy to make using basic ingredients that can be found in most kitchens. Vegan Unplugged book is a must for those who want to be ready for crisis situations in these unpredictable times.

Vegan Unplugged for Nook and Kindle
Stay prepared with Vegan Unplugged and rough it in style with delicious pantry cuisine meals. Vegan Unplugged is available as a paperback, as well as digitally for Nook and Kindle, just make sure your batteries are charged before your power goes out.

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