Could U.S. Survive Power Grid Shutdown?

David and I could not survive more than two weeks without electricity. Could you?

There are a lot of “what ifs” in life. This one would be horrific should it happen … an attack on the U.S. Power Grid.

It could come about by one single Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) from a nuclear weapon or other EMP device.

An EMP, according to Webster, is: high-intensity electromagnetic radiation generated by a nuclear blast high above the earth’s surface and held to disrupt electronic and electrical systems.

What does this mean? Well, you know when the electricity flickers in the house once in a while?  When the power goes out and comes back on? If there was an EMP, the power would go off and…

Parts of the country would be thrown into chaos because there would be:

  • No lights
  • No phones
  • No Internet
  • No radio, TV

Many vehicles wouldn’t start because of electronic fuel-injection systems.

Our country’s financial system would collapse because:

  • ATM would not work
  • Banks would close
  • Groceries would be looted
  • Police would be helpless

A report from the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack states: If a crude nuclear weapon were detonated between 40 to 400 kilometers above the earth, in a split-second, it would generate an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) that would cripple military and civilian communications, power, transportation, water, food and other infrastructure.

Time to make a plan?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full


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Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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