After Irma, it’s time to take our power grid underground

Hurricane Irma took a dramatic toll on Florida’s electric grid, with as many as 15 million people losing power. It struck almost 16 years after 9/11, when New York’s power grid was adversely affected by the horrific terrorist attacks. It’s worth examining the differences between restoring electric power to Lower Manhattan after 9/11, which took a matter of days, and the forecast for the restoration of power to Florida, which could take close to two weeks — at least for the western parts of the state.

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Source: CNN

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