10 Years Ago Today: The Great Northeast Blackout

Ten years ago today was the great Northeast Blackout of 2003, which spanned eight states and two countries (United States and Canada) and left more than 50 million people without power.

We’ve compiled some iconic images of blackout. Although, a decade ago and a continent apart, we can’t help but see San Francisco in in these photos and if something similar were to happen here, that we would come together–not fall apart. We also encourage you to think about what you would do in the face of a major power outage (cue: grab some extra batteries and make sure you’ve got a flashlight, or two, in the house!).

Photo by Jonathan Fickies (Getty Images)

Photo by Jonathan Fickies (Getty Images)

 

Reuters/Landov

Reuters/Landov

Photo by Matthew Peyton (Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Peyton (Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Peyton (Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Peyton (Getty Images)

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About sfdemkristin

A strong believer that we are more prepared than we think, Kristin advocates it is not a looming disaster that inspires us to prepare, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having taken a few simple steps in advance of an emergency to take care of our loved ones. Kristin can be found on Twitter @kristinlhogan.

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