September 8, 2011

Video: San Diego Blackout 2011 Update 1


So I'm reading on Drudge Report and Twitter about this massive blackout happening in San Diego.  1.4 Million people are without power currently.  I've been watching the Packers/Saints game and they haven't mentioned a word about it yet.  

I did a video search on Youtube and this is all I've found so far:







Here's a more relevant video:


View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com.




It all seems very strange to me.  


According to this article, an SDG&E official just stated, "We expect power to be out well into the night and into tomorrow in some areas." A transmitter line between Arizona and California was severed, causing both major connections in the region, causing the outage. The extreme heat in some areas also may have caused some problems with the lines, according to SDG&E. "Essentially we have two connections from the rest of the world: One of from the north and one is to the east. Both connections are severed," said the SDG&E official. 


How were both connections severed?