L. A. Marzulli
Our Fragile Infrastructure: Report from Pennsylvania
We have a fragile infrastructure and here’s why. I drove around yesterday and there were a lot of stores shut down. Our street was blocked by a downed pine tree and remained closed until the afternoon. The Acme – the market here – lost all the frozen and refrigerated items, as literally thousands of dollars of produce was thrown out. Traffic lights didn’t work and there are still some places today where officials have put up temporary stop signs. Many people are still without power and the Jersey shore – I realize this now – was devastated by the storm. (For those of you who did not read my apology please scroll down)
We had canned food that Peggy and I bought in case our power went down and I also purchased a cheap BBQ with about 6 bags of charcoal so we would have hot meals. (The power went out for about two hours so we dodged a bullet.) Bottom line for me is our way of life is fragile and all it takes is a hurricane to put us back to pre-industrial revolution times. This is why I am always harping on being prepared. If we have the resources stored and at the ready, then when and if something like a hurricane Sandy occurs we are prepared.
In regard to out infrastructure. Communities should invest on putting all utilities underground, where they will remain far safer than above ground. Our government should invest in a way to insure the grid is able to be restored quickly in the event of an emergency. At the recent Radio Liberty conference, Ambassador Cooper’s presentation dealt with the real threat of an EMP – electro-magnetic pulse weapon. He believes, as I do this is the choice weapon of terrorists, as it would essentially put us back to the stone age. At present we have nothing to enable us to offset this kind of attack. In other words our electric grid, as demonstrated by Sandy, is extremely vulnerable.
In closing todays post: If you don’t have 4 to 6 months worth of food and water stored please consider doing so now. We are in uncharted waters as we see storms, earthquakes, floods, droughts, fires and record temperatures being set as never before. I believe, as most of you know, we are in the birth pains. These are the signs Jesus told us would precede his second coming. His words penned almost 2000 years ago are coming about in real-time as we see event after event. Please pray for the victims of Sandy and please consider getting prepared! L.A.