I was at a HSBC bank when all of a sudden all the tellers were running to the door and they were shutting it down while we were still in it. I got very scared I thought 4 guys behind me holding thier checks who were construction workers were robbing the bank. The manage... [more]


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I was at work, typing away on my computer, when all of a sudden everything went off. I figured it would come back on, but it didn't and when I looked out in the hall way the emergency lights were on, and I knew that they probably wouldn't be back on for a while. My mot... [more]


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I am 14 years old and live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. I was on vacation when it happened. I was going around the stature of liberty and they said we couldn't get off because there was a "minor" backout. We got off the ship and walked 3 hours back to our appartment. I wa... [more]




I was visiting NYC from Oregon for the very first time. I was with a friend who lives in PA. We had just arrived in the city about 45 min. prior to the blackout. (I like to think that my presence in the city is what caused it). Our train had just pulled in to the Ti... [more]


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I was 15, and i was at school with some friends. We were getting spanish help before we were to go to high school that fall. Anyways we were busy taking a pre-test when the power flickered. We did not think much of it, because they were working on the school. it went o... [more]


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I was at school when the lights went out. We all thought they were just fixing the electricty in the school. A janator came in an told us that half the us is without power. Thankfully power was restored in about an hour. [more]





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