Hurricane Sandy and the TV show Revolution
I've been really enjoying the show Revolution, a television show set 15 years after all the eletricity shuts down mysteriously and never turns back on. The show deals with what happens in the days and months after the power goes off, and how civilization moves on 15 years later.
I hope some of you don't think I'm trying to trivialize the situation in NY from Sandy, but now when I watch the show it gives me a queasy feeling.
It has been less then a week since many people lost their power, and most of those people who refused to leave were ill prepared to weather even a few days without electricity. Without elevators and smart phones they seem to have devolved into looting and fighting for gasoline at the few stations that are working.
It may just be the media coverage, but don't people realize that it takes time to rebuild what was destroyed and to get gasoline and electricty back into those areas?
It makes me realize that the makers of a TV show aren't that far off when they talk about peple fleeing the cities and the mass riots and deaths in the first few months after the black out.