"Black Sky Hazards": Feds To Wargame "Widespread Power Outages" And "Cascading Infrastructure Failures"

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As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy are preparing to wargame so-called "Black Sky Hazards" that could result in a "subcontinent scale, long duration power outage, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures."  Here's how EarthEx2017 described the exercise:

Concerns have grown over the potential for severe malicious or natural “Black Sky” hazards associated with subcontinent scale, long duration power outages, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures. This creates a grim and difficult dilemma: Restoration of any sector will only be possible with at least minimal operation of all the others.

 

To deal with this deadlock, careful sector by sector and cross-sector resilience planning is crucial. However, such plans, to be effective, must be exercised. With the diversity and the national and global scale of the infrastructures we now depend on, this requires an unprecedented, multi-sector, national and international exercise series.

EarthEx defines "Black Sky Hazards" as a "catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations."  Here are a couple of examples of things EarthEx is prepping  for:

 

Of course, large-scale natural disasters could also result in similar widespread failures of critical infrastructure.

 

According to former Florida Congresswoman Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, "Black Sky Events," though largely dismissed as a remote possibility by most, will occur...it's just a matter of when, not if.  More from Paul Joseph Watson:

“Cars would have no fuel. Restaurants and grocery stores would be bare. Electricity could be out for months in such an event,” writes Mike Vasilinda.

 

According to former Florida Congresswoman Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, North Korea’s saber rattling is making top brass “anxious” about potential society-changing disasters.

 

“It’s not “if” but “when” a Black Sky event will occur,” writes Vasilinda, an alarming statement given that she discusses meeting with “members of the U.S. military, National Guard Adjutant Generals, officials from Homeland Security, Department of Energy, FEMA, NOAA, and experts from the utility, distribution and supply sectors,” at a private summit held in Washington DC.

Perhaps it's time to do a little doomsday prepping?

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hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Obligatory repost of this...

A Guide for Those with Much Money and Very Little Patience Whom Want to Prepare for Zombie Apocalypse But Are Afraid to Google It For Fear of DHS Labeling Them A Terrorist.  

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-19-10/fear-we-are-returning-ti...

And this update...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-10/elevated-freeways-are-perfect-k...

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Politicians - the first die off element - can't live without massive taxpayer subsidies. 

BuddyEffed's picture

More computer hacks coming?
Creating those tool sets and those backdoors to be used by them was a terrible forward looking decision.

MillionDollarButter's picture

My apologies to Jeremiah Johnson for doubting him last week.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I have plenty of tuna fish and matzohs ... bring on the apocalypse!

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

tuna fish and matzohs ... bring on the apocalypse!

To memorialize mankind's foolishness at Fukushima and The Levant.

What are we drinking?  

I suggest London Dry Gin, or a nice Château Mouton Rothschild.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

You can just smell the false flags they are prepping with this one.

Countrybunkererd's picture

As IF they don't know what will happen?!!??!!!  When we go dark, we won't ever know the truth, but we will know why.  They pulled the plug and took the money.

What happens when nobody can pay bills or get paid?

What happens when nobody has fuel for your car?

What happens when the stores don't have any food?

What... oh I could go on forever.  Those three are enough.  If not, you wouldn't get it anyway.

Countrybunkererd's picture

Or gaslighting.  Or...Or... WHY NOW?  Convenient timing isn't it?  One thing I am certain of is that if the grid goes down we will never know the real cause.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Well 90% won't know.  They'll die off.  But the remainder might come to know to the extent some semblance of civilization can be re-established. 

Lumberjack's picture

Grow plenty of barley, corn and potatoes. Make a simple column still and learn the basics of distillation.

Enzymes to have on hand:

Hitempase and alpha amylase.

Sugar helps and lots of brewers yeast.

Baking sode to adjust ph and ph strips.

And finally a hydrometer (proof tester).

The secret here is that you first ferment your material which forms a basic wine or beer (8-14% alcohol).

Note: when fermenting DO NOT exceed 100 fegrees F. It kills the yeast. Game over and start again.

When the fermentation is complete (8-14 proof) you are ready to distill at 170-190 degrees. Discard the first couple of quarts as it could be tainted with methy alcohol which is toxic (or save it as a fuel or fuel additive) and capture the rest.

Note: the waste alcohol should be 150 proof for use in internal combustion engines. You can add between 1/2 to 1 cup diesel per 5 gallons to cool it down. Runs well in chain saws, mowers, gas generators etc..

Countrybunkererd's picture

I will take a bottle of the second one please.  Ahh, WTH, make it two, 1945 right?  It's only money.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I assume everyone knows what predictive programming is?

Secret Weapon's picture

Started with Ted Coppel's LIGHTS OUT book in 2015.  Their conscious is clear.  They have given you a couple of years to prepare.  If you are not smart enough to read the signs -  there is no reason for you to survive.

HRClinton's picture

HH, it's not Mouton Rothschild that we'll be drinking. 

More likely eating (((Mutton Rothschild))). With a nice Chianti on the side. 

Hugs, Hanibal L.

Lumberjack's picture

Bought a bottle of Rothschilds once, at dealer price...It sucked. 10 year old Alta Mura cabernet rocks, so does fine single malt scotch. The secret is by roasting barley, the alpha amylase is formed in the roasted grains. The rest is how it was aged.

Disclosure: long recycled oak barrels ;)

https://www.liquor.com/brands/the-macallan/#gs.f2RTwHk

Occident Mortal's picture

Trump should just come out and say...

"I'm not going to fold, I'm happy to raise the stakes. We have undisputed military supremacy. I have the best hand and the most chips"

"North Korea has a choice, stand down or die."

TBT or not TBT's picture

Maybe we should pay Kim One Billion Dollars?   We print the shit out after all.   He could buy a hollowed out volcano and lots of pretty minions and have done with crushing North koreans  

rex-lacrymarum's picture

Definitely the cheapest option, but there are certain elements that wouldn't get their vig in that case. 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

"Black Sky Hazards": Feds To Wargame "Widespread Power Outages" And "Cascading Infrastructure Failures"

My response: I suspect that the government resources are more concerned with natural causes verses man made causes.

A lot is going on in the celestial realm these days that no one is talking about in any MSM news source.

cheeseheader's picture

Have to differ with you on this one.   Natural causes cannot be filled by self-prophesying (sp?).  Or, by the use of false flag events, take your pick.  Man can only control man.

 

I think....

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Crisis actors walking into walls, stepping on people's toes "help i can't see" and "OMG my phone battery died".

Then it moves into phase-2. People sitting on curbs and collapsing on sidewalks wailing FACEBOOK! SNAPCHAT! TWITTER!

Countrybunkererd's picture

And then the wonder where they will eat, find out Starbucks and Cshitpoltle are closed, cry a while.  Get thirsty from the crying...

thedespised's picture

AT this rate they'll be the first kill off.

prymythirdeye's picture

I always like reading your stuff hedgeless, but for the love of god, how, with all your knowledge and experience, do you not know nukes are fake?

83_vf_1100_c's picture

For real, right? Even more amazing that people don't know that gunpowder is a scam pulled by the Chinese long ago.  And satellites. People are so gullible. / s. Troll or moron?  Which one are you. If the 2nd you are probably lost, lunatic outpost is where you want to be, Google it. Oh yeah, the internet is fake, forgot.

Raffie's picture

Odd that the FEMA exercise is the day AFTER Aug 21st.

Praetorian Guard's picture

Unless this is NOT an exercise and this "darkness" continues...

 

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Praetorian Guard's picture

...get used to this song sung by the .0001%

 

A thousand years I've roamed the plains

And waved the hand of doom

I've seen the tears that fall like rain from the waste and all the ruin

A shadow's cast that falls from me on you

A time to claim

All that's mine

My wrath is blind

The balance is where you hang

 

I'm the Widowmaker

I'm the Lord of the Wings

I'm the Widowmaker

 

The cries of sadness never heard

Fall deaf upon my ears

The stench of madness, raging wars

I've seen a million years

The smell of sorrow fills the fields

And lingers in the sky

The littered ground will swallow down

The souls that fill my eyes

 

I'm the Widowmaker

I'm the Lord of the Wings

I'm the Widowmaker

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Odd that the FEMA exercise is the day AFTER Aug 21st."

Exactly, these exercises seem to often coincide with false flags

tion's picture

It's fun to revisit these posts.  Rappelling and ascending sound like great fun - it's been awhile since the kid and I did any outdoor rock climbing, but now that our weights are almost matched it might be time to get back to it, I need to learn to tie the improvised harness though.  We both need to whip ourselves into better shape and spend less time working on our computer screen induced freckles. I think I'll have moved a couple thousand miles by the time the next symposium rolls around but I'm looking forward to it :)  Sometimes I wonder how the world will change between now and then.

Crazy Or Not's picture

David Holmgren was an originator of the permaculture system, and possibly coined the term "energy descent."
tick tock
http://www.futurescenarios.org/content/view/31/51/index.html

Ray Donovan's picture

Could you imagine Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit without power for a month? They would be massive war zones.... not that they aren't already.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Hmmm - might have a winning urban renewal plan going on there. 

The Cooler King's picture

Can you imagine SILICON VALLEY?

 

Bitcoin 'utilization' would grind to a halt... The pizza delivery network & GameFly would cease to exist...

 

It would be tantamount to ARMAGEDDON!

TBT or not TBT's picture

The biggest problem in the most populated areas of California would be water and sanitation.  Because of the end of water supplies there.   Food can be forgone for weeks but lack of clean water and lack of sanitation starts killing massively quite quickly.    The government should have EMP proofed the water delivery here long ago, but alas it still depends on a functioning grid.   As do so many gas stations.   Etc.   Yuge death toll.  

Cman5000's picture

Many of the Ghetto Clowns would be purged. That's winning.

BuddyEffed's picture

A month and even the brightest points of light like Seattle and Silicon Valley could be challenged to recover.

land_of_the_few's picture

Ah come on now, Silicon Valley gets random city block-sized outages all the time, sometimes they last for days, doubtful if they would notice the difference!

dirty fingernails's picture

Shit, rural Kansas will be just the same, only not urban warfare.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Got an In Law who farms 8k acres in KS. Heavily dependent on infrastructure. Gas/diesl, computerized tractors, fertilizer, electricity. He'll still farm to feed his own but selling to the mass market will be over.

The .gov does not need to run expensive exercises. Pick up a used copy of One Second After and stufy it. Pretty much covers the scenario. The Chinese will wait a year or two and then start taking Cali. After the population is starved out.

 

Countrybunkererd's picture

A year or two?  They would only need 2 months for the arrival date.

TheReplacement's picture

If you go in too early you have to deal with all the dead bodies and resultant diseases.  Wait and let nature clean the slate for you.

InflammatoryResponse's picture

Yes that book will pucker your ass up.

 

Thousands in hospitals and nursing homes die immediately.  Everybody IN surgery, lights out  DEAD

 

anybody with diabetes, and other seriously medical dependence?  DEAD very soon.

 

the Shitstorm would commence very quickly