Skidiot (skidiot) wrote in little_details,
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Loss of power to a city

Setting: USA (fictional city, with a population of probably 2-3 million)
Time Period: Contemporary (technically next year)

Okay, so basically, I'm wondering just what it would take to cause an entire city to lose power for a matter of days. So far, the city's main (only, if that's even remotely plausible?) power plant has been destroyed. Would that be enough, or are there other steps that would need to be taken before the blackout could last a few days? In addition, what public buildings and services would be likely to have their own back up generators?

In addition what effects might there be other than the obvious electronics not working? Just any odds and ends that might not seem immediately obvious.

Many thanks to anyone who can help.

google terms:
USA backup power generators
long term blackout
northeast blackout 2003
Boston city backup generators
New York city backup generators
public services backup generators
cell phone black out
Tags: usa (misc)
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