Figure : northeast-blackout-news-cover

Northeast Blackout

Figure 17.5

U.S. Global Change Research Program USGCRP
Kristin L.M. Lewis

This figure appears in chapter 17 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

During the August 2003 blackout, an estimated 50 million people in Canada and the northeastern United States lost power, with cascading impacts on public health and critical infrastructure. These images show (clockwise from upper left): nighttime satellite imagery of the area before the outage; the same view during the blackout; people walking on the Manhattan Bridge; and passengers being evacuated from a subway train on the Manhattan Bridge during the outage. Image credits: (top) NOAA; (bottom left) Jack Szwergold (CC BY-NC 2.0); (bottom right) Eric Skiff (CC BY-SA 2.0).

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