28 Apr '11, 8pm

Tennessee Valley Authority: "We have never experienced such a major weather event in our history"

Tennessee Valley Authority: "We have never experienced such a major weather event in our history"

Tennessee Valley Authority: “We have never experienced such a major weather event in our history” Mal-adapation: Missouri levee failure highlights need to increase infrastructure investments and prepare for climate change April 28, 2011 TVA COO : Wednesday’s series of storms caused major damage to the TVA power system. We have never experienced such a major weather event in our history…. Hundreds of thousands of consumers are without power because of damage to power lines and other equipment…. The three units at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in northern Alabama automatically shutdown [safely] as a result of transmission line damage from the storm. One thing is clear from all of the extreme weather slamming the United States: We are ill-prepared for human-caused climate change, whose primary near-term impact on most Americans will be from the ever-worsening weather extreme...

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