If hackers or saboteurs take down the U.S. electrical grid, government planners think they can get things back up and running in seven days.
Depending on how wide and deep the hit is, I think seven days may be overly optimistic.
Have planners taken into account the chaos and unrest that will plague urban and suburban areas?
Seven days might as well be eternity in neighborhoods where most folks have but a day or two's worth of food on hand, and no water in reserve.
Folks sitting tight may not starve in seven days, but folks won't sit tight, as hordes of panicked have-nots attempt to take from those they believe to be haves.