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Power Companies Prepare as Solar Storms Set to Hit Earth


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Jae
- 1108 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Three large explosions from the Sun over the past few days have prompted U.S. government scientists to caution users of satellite, telecommunications and electric equipment to prepare for possible disruptions over the next few days.



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Michela m. (3864)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:36 am
Noted!! Thanks!!!

Man is not so BIG or POWERFUL as he "pretends" or "believes" to be, if
compared to many NATURE phenomena...............
Let's Cross fingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Ioney W. (61)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:55 am
Thanks
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 8:06 am
When your lights and or Tv signal alone goes out on a clear day and you cell phone or Internet connection [Hotspot types] don't have a signal...just remember it could be due to a solar flare over the next few days. Prepare for such just as you would for any power outage...have another light source other than that of electricity handy...flashlights..candels maybe...etc. and know where the nearest 'pay phone' or land line is :-) ..and maybe a good book to read near by if there is light but no tv or internet service.
 

Tony Isaacs (40)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 8:07 am
I don't suppose there is any chance that the solar storms would only knock out Fox News?

: )
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 8:18 am
LOL..good one Tony. I doubt their views would hardly notice the change...tiz all mindless programing to begin with :-).
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 11:07 am
Yesterday, I was at the supermarket and the lights went out several times for a few seconds at a time, with no storms in the area. Should we buy more sunscreen?
 

Birgitta S. (223)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 12:20 pm
Thank You.
 

Akin Adelakun (21)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 1:02 pm
Thanks for sharing!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 1:08 pm
thanks
 

Tysu Jung (2)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 2:10 pm
thanks for the article.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 2:24 pm
Thanks....one less thing to blame Time Warner or my computer for!
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 2:25 pm
Thank you!
 

Dianna M. (13)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 2:45 pm
They should make for some fantastic auroras, at least.
 

Elaine Metz (19)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 4:16 pm
Thanks for the info.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:34 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

mariana c. (20)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 7:36 pm
Thanks fot the info
 

Tracey D. (9)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 10:34 pm
thanks for the update
 

Patricia N. (8)
Sunday August 7, 2011, 10:54 pm
I have two solar lights, two battery lights, loads of flashlights and dozens of candles. I think I'll be OK for a few weeks. Come to think of it.....I'd better put batteries on the to-do list. Oh Yes.....loads of books too. Thanks for the posting Jae.
 

Eugene C. (3)
Monday August 8, 2011, 12:30 am
Noted Thank you!
 

William Y. (54)
Monday August 8, 2011, 1:26 am
Mother nature punishing the humans for destroying her earth.
 

Marie Therese H. (10)
Monday August 8, 2011, 4:39 am
Solar flares are nothing new. Just part of this reality. We need to learn to deal with them.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday August 8, 2011, 7:15 am
Interesting - thanks for sharing.
 

Julie D. (38)
Monday August 8, 2011, 8:37 am
I first heard about solar storms at a serious, but popular astronomy conference, so it's not scare-mongering but genuine science. What interesting times, and just a reminder of what a little blip on the face of the cosmos we are.
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday August 8, 2011, 11:46 am
In an ever increasing comunication sytem that ties satellite with so much of our personal use of electronic itmes that this is something, as Marie mentioned....that we must learn to live with.That's why it's good to know when they are likely to happen so that we are not in question as to why things are being disrupted or that might go silent without obvious reason,should they. That 'be prepared',education/understanding of things :-) .

Yes Julie D., we certainly are just a little blip on the face of the cosmos...Reality checks like this one are a reminder of that 'big' fact :-).
 

Alicia N. (87)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:24 pm
noted with thanks
 

Kamila A. (141)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 3:20 pm
This is all part of the shift we are undergoing at this time. Yes, its always happened, but not to this level.
 

Mary T. (188)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 3:44 pm
Noted thanks Jae.
 

Sharon Balloch (132)
Friday August 26, 2011, 1:10 pm
Oh boy solar flares and a hurricane... going to be a weekend to stay inside.
 
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