Heed the forewarnings (all info to follow is directly from the article):
“Someone has been attacking power plants all over the country, and federal authorities are trying to determine who it is. In recent days, we have seen significant sabotage on both the east and west coasts, and so it can’t just be one individual that is responsible. During the first eight months of this year, there were a total of 106 attacks on the electrical grid in the United States, and that represents the highest number ever recorded in a single year. Hopefully authorities will be able to get to the bottom of this mystery, because winter will soon officially begin. If power goes out in your neck of the woods for an extended period of time during the months ahead, what will you do?”
The recent incident in North Carolina was particularly alarming.
At approximately 7 PM on Saturday night, gunfire erupted at two electrical substations in Moore County. Officials are calling this “an intentional and coordinated attack”…
Just a few days prior to the sabotage in North Carolina, two electrical substations in the Portland area were attacked…
Something very strange appears to be happening, and a federal law enforcement memo that has been made public makes it sound like these attacks are definitely being planned in advance…
A federal law enforcement memo revealed that the Pacific Northwest substations have described attacks using ‘handtools, arson, firearms, and metal chains possibly in response to an online call for attacks on critical infrastructure.’
‘In recent attacks, criminal actors bypassed security fences by cutting the fence links, lighting nearby fires, shooting equipment from a distance or throwing objects over the fence and on to equipment,’ read the memo.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, “domestic extremists” have had “specific plans to attack electricity infrastructure since at least 2020”.
Nearly 600 electric emergency incidents and disturbances were caused by suspected and confirmed physical attacks and vandalism on the electric grid in those nine years, the reports show. There have been 106 attack or vandalism incidents from January through August 2022, which is the latest the Energy Department data tracks. Among the years reviewed by NBC News, 2022 is the first that reached triple digits and it only contains eight months of data.