On August 14, 2003, 9 nuclear reactors shut down killing power to 50 million Americans. Flights were grounded, Amtrak was suspended and traffic was in chaos. When NY City's mayor stated that power would not be restored within the next hour, panic ensued.
Suicides, black-out parties, panic and sell-offs tragically illuminate the state of the American mind. Securing power in all forms will protect one's security, communication, sustenance and comfort in the wake of virtually any disaster.