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Contributed by: eufemia mcnair
Contributed on: September 28, 2005

Which blackout(s) did you experience?
Other (please specify)

In your own words, tell the story of your experience in the blackout(s). Try to recall specific events and the people, places, and things involved; also include more general reactions, images adn last impressions?
people in panic

Why did the blackouts happen, in your opinion?
have no clue

What is your opinion regarding the general causes of power failures (blackouts)?
don't really have one

Did either blackout seem significant or shocking at the time?
Neither was significant

Why did you consider the blackout(s) to be significant or insignificant?
don't know

How did the blackout(s) affect you?
well couldn't do anything had to calm down kids

What happened to your perception of the blackout(s) when you heard the news about the full scope of the event(s)?
shocking

How would you compare the blackout(s) to "normal" power failures you have experienced at other times?
a little worst

Did the blackout(s) have any larger meaning in your mind?
No

Did the blackout(s) cause any profound crisis?
No

How did the blackout(s) affect your daily reliance on electricity?
Became less reliant

Cite as: eufemia mcnair, Story #473, The Blackout History Project, 28 September 2005, <http://blackout.gmu.edu/details/473/>.
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