American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack ' told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones.
Experience an American Blackout in this immersive interactive site that leads you through a catastrophic blackout over ten days. See the trailer for American Blackout, the story of a national power outage, told by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. American Blackout, a National Geographic program first aired in October 2013, giving a fictional "docudrama" account of a nationwide electrical blackout in the United States, and its severe aftermath. Stephanie is a writer for the American Preppers Network, a small local paper and for her blog, The Home Front and was featured in Marie Claire UK in the October 2012 issue that featured women preppers.


The setting of the show is American society following a cyber attack induced massive cascading power failure that starts on the east coast and sweeps across the nation to the West Coast. The electrical grid and our dependence on it continues to be a weak spot in America’s home front infrastructure. There are parts of America that have to be constantly pumped out so it doesn’t flood. Therefore watching shows like American Blackout, After Armageddon or movies like Trigger Effect….
Although “American Blackout” may seem like an extreme example, many areas of the country have already experienced blackouts (like the Northeast blackout in 2003 that lasted up to 3 days for some areas) or other places like California that experience controlled blackouts (when a utility company shuts off power to an area).


Avoid partying during blackouts, they burn through supplies and put you at risk from lack of sleep and dehydration. In order to make sure viewers have information about how to be prepared in the event of a blackout, CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and National Geographic Channel worked together to provide important personal preparedness messages that will appear during the movie.



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