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Gas Lines Point to a Need for Resilience

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 08, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Nov 07, 2012

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Hurricane Sandy demonstrated the vulnerability of our dependence on automobiles; we need to become a lot more resilient. Gas line in Woodbridge, New Jersey on November 1st. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: AP By now we’ve all seen the photos of houses buried in sand along the Jersey Shore, burned-out homes in Queens, and submerged subway stations in Manhattan. Those spectacular images were in the first wave of news from Superstorm Sandy last week. The secondary, lingering effects might not be as dramatic, but they are nonetheless highly significant. And they demonstrate, ever so clearly, our need for greater resilience. As of late-afternoon Sunday, November 4th, there were still 1.8 million customers without power, the vast majority of them in New York and New Jersey. That’s down from 8.5 million without power at the peak, but it still includes almost a quarter of New Jersey. In some places outages may last for weeks. read more






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