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7 Summary of the Findings

7.1 Observations

The four incidents selected are incidents that can happen almost any day, anywhere in the United States. These incidents are on a smaller scale than incidents such as 9/11 or the blackouts of the east coast in 2003, but they have a higher probability of occurring any time, any place. In fact, during the conducting of interviews for this project on the Old Fire incident, three major forest fires were burning in southern California and one was burning in the San Bernardino National Forest area.

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014