Sunday, October 27, 2013


Tonight the National Geographic channel will be airing their show called American Blackout.
  This is of course will be preceding the actual drill that will be run in the November 13, 2013 called the
 Grid Ex 11

NERC and GridEx II 

You can watch the trailer here:
American Blackout

I just learned today that the UK also hosted a similar show called Blackout-Channel 4

FIRST BROADCAST: 9PM Mon 9 September 2013C4 Duration: 01:11:49 Feature-length 'What-If' drama exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain's national electricity grid. Based on expert advice and meticulous research, Blackout combines real user-generated footage, alongside fictional scenes, CCTV archive and news reports to build a terrifyingly realistic account of Britain being plunged into darkness. The film plots the days following a nationwide power cut, as experienced by a cast of ordinary characters struggling to feed and protect themselves and their families. These eyewitness accounts reveal the disastrous impact of a prolonged blackout on hospitals, law and order, transport, and our food and water supplies. The programme casts members of the public from user-generated footage, weaving real-life archive with scripted drama to tell the story of how Britain could descend into chaos and anarchy without power. SERIES SYNOPSIS Fictional scenes, CCTV and user-generated footage combine to tell the story of what might happen if Britain experienced a nationwide power cut I tried to view it, but received the message that I couldn't due to the fact that I was not in their service area.

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