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The Grid and the VillageLosing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster$
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Stephen Doheny-Farina

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300089776

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300089776.001.0001

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From Accidents to Disaster

From Accidents to Disaster

(p.xiv) (p.1) One From Accidents to Disaster
The Grid and the Village

Stephen Doheny-Farina

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses accidents and disasters, and relates a fire accident that happened on January 30, 1996. It also discusses an ice storm in Potsdam. The chapter reveals that during the ice storm, ice was building across eastern Ontario and southern Quebec, including parts of the city of Ottawa and most of the Montreal metropolitan region; it was forming in isolated patches of Vermont and New Hampshire, and spreading across a large swath of Maine and into the Canadian Maritimes. The job of maintaining the grids crisscrossing the great northeastern forests, challenging in normal times, was getting more difficult. The chapter reveals how the process was started to energize the emergency public service grid and to make emergency plans to face the ice storm.

Keywords:   fire, ice storm, grid, emergency plans, rescue trucks

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