Long Term Power Outage
Project Dark Sky
The intent of this survey is to help provide information to support a Long Term Power Outage Workshop in August 2022. This workshop will enable key jurisdictional and functional partners to discuss preparedness, response, and recovery priorities in the event of a significant and sustained power outage. These scenarios range from 72 hours and up to more than 28 days. Your comments relating to your household preparedness, perceptions, and concerns will help to guide conversations.
When taking the survey, do not view it as a local event, view as a much larger Catastrophic Event:
An event beyond modern experience that exhausts or exceeds mutual aid capabilities;
Likely to be no-notice or limited-notice and could be complicated by a cyber or physical attack;
Long duration, lasting several days to weeks or months due to physical infrastructure damage;
Affects a broad geographic area, covering multiple states or regions and affecting tens of millions of people;
Causes severe cascading impacts that force critical sectors—drinking water and wastewater systems, communications, transportation, healthcare, and financial services—to operate in a degraded state.
Examples of events that could cause a Catastrophic Event include tornado outbreak, hurricane remnants, derecho, ice storm, cyber attack, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and/or coronal mass ejection (CME).
Thank you for your input!