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Manhattan power outage occurred on ANNIVERSARY of 1977 blackout

Spooky coincidence as it’s revealed Manhattan power outage occurred on ANNIVERSARY of 1977 blackout caused by lightning storm that led to mass lootings, 3,000 arrests and $1.2bn damage

  • On July 13, 1977, lightning strikes wiped out a power line in Westchester, New York, causing the Indian Point 
  • Damage during the 25 hour blackout was vast that 1,000 fires were set by arsonists and 1,600 stores looted
  • A steep economic decline along with rising crime rates and the war on drugs made for an already gloomy Big Apple that was just further darkened by the Son of Sam murders that gripped the city 

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On July 13, 1977, lightning strikes wiped out a power line in Westchester causing the Indian Point generating station that lit most of the city to crash as well.

The damage during the 25 hour blackout was vast –  the New York Times reported that 1,000 fires were set by arsonists and 1,600 stores were ransacked. 

A reported 3,373 people were also arrested for looting and vandalism. Thieves stole cars, jewelry, televisions and even large pieces of furniture.

A steep economic decline along with rising crime rates and the war on drugs made for an already gloomy Big Apple that was just further darkened by the Son of Sam murders that gripped the city.  

But even throughout all the turmoil, people still managed to enjoy some aspects of the blackout, convening on the street for late night partying and opportunities to make a quick buck. 

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On July 13, 1977, lightning strikes wiped out a power line in Westchester causing the Indian Point generating station that lit most of the city to crash as well. The damage during the 25 hour blackout was vast – the New York Times reported that 1,000 fires were set by arsonists and 1,600 stores were ransacked 

Police officers and passersby stand in front of a damaged Brooklyn store front, looted in the wake of the New York City blackout in July 1977

Police officers and passersby stand in front of a damaged Brooklyn store front, looted in the wake of the New York City blackout in July 1977

An aerial view of a Brooklyn building burning in the wake of the blackout is seen on July 14, 1977 - one day after the blackout hit

An aerial view of a Brooklyn building burning in the wake of the blackout is seen on July 14, 1977 – one day after the blackout hit

The damage during the 25 hour blackout was vast - 1,000 fires were set by arsonists and 1,600 stores were ransacked

The damage during the 25 hour blackout was vast – 1,000 fires were set by arsonists and 1,600 stores were ransacked

Aerial view of a building burning in the wake of the New York City blackout, Brooklyn, New York, New York, July 14, 1977

Aerial view of a building burning in the wake of the New York City blackout, Brooklyn, New York, New York, July 14, 1977

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