Power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias were a warning to utilities

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August 12, 2020 - 5:46am

Critical Commentary

This article is very interesting in that it details the impacts witnessed by New York City but it also talks about the revealed extant vulnerabilities that are going to be worsened by the storm and that is going to significantly increase exposure and risk of contagion for COVID-19. The article also talks about several grid and energy system vulnerabilities this group has already superficially tackled. We should consider the existing grid system, the electricity distribution poles to be replaced and substituted by a smart grid to keep damage to one area, for example. That said, we can affirm that, beyond the socio-spatial vulnerabilities communities experienced during these storms, they are also vulnerable to the surrounding grid systems.

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Calma, J. (2020, August 10). "Power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias were a warning to utilities." The Verge. Retrieved from https://www.theverge.com/21361751/tropical-storm-isaias-power-outages-tr...

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