Cities Preparing For Chaos During August 21 Solar Eclipse – Cellular Outages/Major Gridlock

The upcoming solar eclipse—the first in 99 years to sweep across the continental United States—has so many fans that disaster-level preparations are being put in place because of the large number of travelers predicted to jockey for prime viewing spots.

As many as 7.4 million people are expected to pack into a 70-mile-wide band across the U.S. to watch the moon’s umbra block out the sun for a two-minute window on August 21, according to solar eclipse education website GreatAmericanEclipse.com.

The path of totality, the area where the sun is completely blocked out, stretches from Oregon to South Carolina.

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