A Gift from the San Diego Blackout

This wasn’t my first significant power outage but San Diego’s blackout was different. The range of the outage was unprecedented. Here were over 1.4 million homes, businesses, hospitals, airports and services out of sudden commission. There were few generators and homes discovered quickly how paltry their disaster preparedness was.

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Elaine J. Masters

Elaine J. Masters, travel writer / tripwellgal on the road

Whether you're taking a short road trip or zipping across the planet, I'm be here to help. Learn from my years of travel for work and pleasure, solo, family and a few tours. The Tripwellgal mission remains: To help us connect with our beautiful planet and each other with care and wonder. Stay in touch and happy travels!


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