10 Primary Threats to the Power Grid (and how you can prepare for the worst)

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It’s winter again and it makes me chuckle inside when I see people that are taken by surprise. Some people aren’t like you and me.

Power outages are a real threat in winter weather - there are ALWAYS power outages with any snow storm.

We have Winter Storm Kari bringing even more snow to an already battered New England. And, Kari comes on the heels of Winter Storm Juno. (Yep, Juno wasn’t nearly as strong as they predicted but it still put snow on the ground.)

Now, I don’t know much about naming snow storms but I can tell you when one hits, I’m ready for it and you should be, too.

Let’s look at some other major threats to our delicate power grid.

1. Severe Storms

Pretty much any storm creates power outages in its wake. Whether it’s from tree branches that break and fall on power lines or the wind itself knocking them down, our electrical distribution network is extremely vulnerable to the weather.


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