Drone video captures USPS truck delivering mail to burned out communities in California.
Back in 1985 science fiction author David Brin published The Postman, a story of a post-apocalyptic United States where a survivor takes on the uniform and the role of a postman to bring back some hope for the restoration of social order in the country. It was later made into a movie with Kevin Kostner.
On this page watch eerie drone video of a postman delivering mail to California communities burnt to ashes by wildfires. It brings to mind that book, and also our silent fear of how close we are to natural and terror-caused disasters of continental proportions. Here are some very likely scenarios:
- The eruption of the Yellowstone mega volcano would render much of the United States into a disaster zone. Agriculture, transportation, and much more would disappear for years to come. Experts say this eruption could happen any day now.
- A major solar flare hitting North America would cause an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would fry the power grid. The USA would be unable to restore it for months, maybe years. All electronics would be immediately inoperable. Cars could not run since they have so many electronics. No vehicles, no transportation, no food.
- A nuclear bomb detonated in the atmosphere above the USA would have the same result as a major solar flare: an EMP that would paralyze the country and result in total social chaos. IMPORTANT: Without electric power to run their machinery, nuclear power plants go into meltdown, compounding the disaster.
One fact that needs to be stressed is that California AUTHORITIES DECIDED NOT TO ALERT THE POPULATION AS WILDFIRES APPROACHED residential areas. By the time many people saw the flames, it was too late to escape, thus the many casualties - Sonoma County officials made land-line phone calls but did not use the wireless emergency alert for cellphones, like the Amber Alerts for missing children. Officials claim that they did not want to issue broad evacuation alerts that would panic residents and snarl traffic, preventing access for emergency vehicles.
The following video is simple but powerful. Don't miss it.
DRONE VIDEO - USPS Postman Delivers Mail to Santa Rosa burned homes - By Douglas Thron
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