Friday, March 13, 2015

overcoming a power out caused by a hurricane

On September 21, 1938 a hurricane roared north, slamming the U.S. Northeast coast with 120-mile-an-hour winds and a storm surge that left parts of Providence Rhode Island, under nearly 14 feet of water.

88% of the New England Power Association's customers had no electric service—including this New London, Connecticut, gas station.

Hundreds of automobiles were stalled for lack of fuel on New England roads until this youngman came up with a brilliant solution

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