Who could forget the Northeast Blackout of 2003? Eighteen years ago, on August 14th,
50 million people in Canada and the USA lost power.
In Toronto, I remember hearing stories of students having to walk from their summer jobs down at Queens Quay to Yonge and Finch, 4 hours to get home, uphill. Along the way, variety store owners were offloading buckets of ice cream to these kids for their freezers had broken down.
We have had to line up for grocery stores. https://twitter.com/Faiza_AminTV/status/1248328135780769798
We have had to line up for vaccines. https://twitter.com/blogTO/status/1387808919561588747
Will Canada have to line up for fuel too?
Our friends south of the border waited a staggering 5 hours to fill up their tanks. Some even reminisced about the Arab oil embargo of 1973 and how that caused long lineups at the gas pump. While others estimated that the current panic buying was resulting in an average of 125 cars per hour trying to get their fill. (more…)