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Contributed by: [name withheld]
Contributed on: May 17, 2006

Which blackout(s) did you experience?
1977 (New York City Blackout)

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?
it was dark i was scared

Why did the blackouts happen, in your opinion?
because people are greedy and wanted war so we hid

What is your opinion regarding the general causes of power failures (blackouts)?
it is horrible

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?
because i did

How did the blackout(s) affect you?
i was scared

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

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


What affect, if any, did the blackout(s) have on your opinion of Consolidated Edison Company?
scary

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: Anonymous, Story #545, The Blackout History Project, 17 May 2006, <http://blackout.gmu.edu/details/545/>.
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