Actually, I think the likelihood of the event being natural is quite high. Pay attention to what Grinch said. What you are describing is essentially a run on the banks such as happened at the beginning of the great depression and such as happened at the beginning of other large downturns going back at least through the 19th century. At those times depositors actually had to line up physically in front of windows and tellers had to count physical cash into waiting physical palms.
Now, because it's done electronically, it's all much faster. There are built in fail safe cut-out switches, like the one that was tripped that actually did prevent the total bottom from falling out. Had that not been in place, however, the bottom could have fallen out. It doesn't take foreign or domestic terrorists to have done it, Denise. The Republican Revolution has been undoing many of the protections that were put in place following the great depression to prevent such things from happening again.
Lord Acton, right? — Those who don't learn from history are condemned to relive it.
It's not a plot it's "The triumph of hope over experience," as long as I'm going nuts with my quotes today. Dr. Johnson, I think, in a context only slightly different.
I hope all the kids are doing very well indeed, and that you're having a wonderful time with all of them, Denise. BK