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In 2013, an attack on an electrical substation in San Jose, California brought down 17 giant transformers.
In the aftermath of the attack, officials began to panic as they realized that there is a large vulnerability in our nation’s power grid.
But what is being done about it?
The truth is that our power grid remains vulnerable to attack. And to make matters worse, these electrical transformers are so large and intricate that it takes 18 months to build just one.
That means that if someone were to attack our power grid, vast numbers of Americans could be left without power for a year and a half–or more.
The video below explains why our power grid is so vulnerable and the danger of a possible attack on the grid.
What Would Happen If Our Transformers Were Attacked?
Are you prepared for a power grid failure? If not, start now. After all, you never know when an attack like this could happen.