Alas, Babylon - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Pat Frank
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Chapter 7 Summary

The nuclear blast in Orlando destroys power service to Timucuan County and disables all electrical appliances in Fort Repose. Power failure causes loss of heat and running water. Unlike normal storms when repair trucks are out within hours to fix downed lines, this power loss is from destruction of power plants. There is no regular radio communication except for battery-powered radios, Conelrad and WSMF with auxiliary power. There is no news from Mrs. Vanbruuker-Brown on Sunday or Monday. Conelrad warns that they should boil drinking water, avoid drinking fresh milk and stay under shelter. Randy and Helen are listening when Ben says they are almost out of water. Randy plans to drive to the dock for river water to flush with until he recalls the groves are irrigated from artesian well water he can pipe into the house. Ben and Randy walk to the Henrys and talk...

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