Bracken's description of what causes the breakdown makes it seem likely. They might be referred to later (or while in progress) as "the EBT Riots", as in triggered when the millions of EBT cards in use today (46 million at last count) stop working.
Read the comments too. Last-minute preps aren't going to help you much if this scenario breaks out anywhere near you. Plan accordingly.
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