Super Storm Long Overdue, Experts Warn

Are you prepared for a super storm of historic magnitude to hit the United States? If the answer is "no" or "maybe" you had best work on your prepping plan ASAP. Weather experts at MIT and a host of severe storm tracking agencies from around the country are warning that the nation is "long overdue" for a disastrous monster storm.

A disastrous storm of epic proportions would have immediate and severe effects on those who live in or around the heart of the impacted area. The domino effect which would occur in the days and weeks after such a massive monster storm could be felt on a far broader scale. If a monster storm hit the Gulf Coast, the fuel supply would be interrupted and cause gas prices to soar once again.

A mega storm would likely take down a significant portion of the power grid and leave those even 100 miles away in the dark. When Superstorm Sandy rocked the New Jersey coast in 2012, millions of largely unprepared people were without power for weeks. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) statistics, there have been 645 hurricanes between the months of September and November since 1851. In comparison, only 321 hurricanes formed from June through August during the same time period.

Weather-related events were the primary cause of power outages from 2007 to 2012, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card. Power grid reliability issues are emerging as the greatest threat to the electrical system. The ASCE grade card also notes that retiring and rotating in new energy sources is a complex process.
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