Luke Moretti, News 4 Reporter
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A catastrophic blackout could takeout modern modes of telecommunications.
And that could spell big trouble for people and agencies that rely on power to communicate via the Internet or cellphones.
“It’s a very big concern throughout the country and the world, said Adam Cohen, special agent in charge of the Buffalo FBI office.
There’s been increased public attention surrounding the possibility of an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, which could overload the power grid and produce widespread blackouts.
It’s also a concern for first responders and emergency operations centers that rely on timely information during a natural disaster or deliberate attack.
“It’s conceivable that you would be without power for months,” said Steven Piotrowski, who works for Erie County Emergency Services……READ MORE
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