10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Where were you during the blackout of 2003?
9:36 AM, Aug 14, 2013
1:20 PM, Aug 14, 2013
(AP) - About 50 million people lost power Aug. 14, 2003, when a tree branch in Ohio started an outage that cascaded across a broad swath from Michigan to New England and Canada.
Commuters in New York City and elsewhere had to sleep on steps, hitchhike or walk home as trains were rendered powerless and gas pumps stopped working. Food spoiled as refrigerators and freezers thawed; jugs of water sold out as supply plants lost their ability to supply consumer.
And minds were set to wandering about terrorism fears less than two years after 9/11.
Ten years later, 7 Action News wants to know: Where were you during the blackout of 2003?