Single points of failure can be entire systems. Prevention may lie in "fencing in".
For those of you on the West Coast, I can assure you that it was pretty dark here in New York last Thursday evening. A little after 4pm, suddenly all our lights, air-conditioners, phones, etc., in our office shut down. The UPS alarms started ringing, letting us know we were operating on battery power. We soon realized that the power was going to take a long time to come back on, hours if not days, and we didn