Honestly, I’m amazed no one’s tried something like this yet. OR maybe they have*whisperconspiracy!whisper*, what with that odd Niagara cascade-failure a few years back. I know, Ockham’s Razor makes the official story plausible, and what I call Ockham’s Safety-Razor demands it[“Never Blame Evil When Stupid Will Suffice”]. But the Safety-razor cuts both ways. When something truly evil goes down, how much more screwed are we?
Fortunately, Northern New England remains largely rural, self-sufficient, and *armed;* generally traits supportive of stable civilization.