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Space weather experts have changed their prediction of the effects of the 100 year solar storm from a week-long black out across the East Coast through Chicago to one that could easily be yearlong with restoration taking 4-10 years.

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Kit B (276)
Monday March 26, 2012, 11:59 am

Space weather experts have changed their prediction of the effects of the 100 year solar storm from a week-long black out across the East Coast through Chicago to one that could easily be yearlong with restoration taking 4-10 years. See the 2010 FERC report on EMP impact on electric grids. This prompted a March 2010 table top exercise sponsored by NOAA in Colorado followed by an emergency management bulletin nationwide. This work formed the basis of the Shield Act, House Bill HR668, now proposed in the House and similar to the Grid Act that passed unanimously in the House in the last session. InfraGard has created a nationwide electromagnetic pulse (EMP) special interest group (SIG) to address these issues and organize help for local communities.
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View or download our overview of the previous bill in the Daedalus Focus report, "Grid Act Impact". Visit Google Books' reviews of the article. We plan to have an updated article on the Shield Act soon.

It might be worth your time to read this article. If you wait for FEMA or any government aid, it may be a long wait.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 26, 2012, 12:29 pm
Thanks for sharing

Carol H (229)
Monday March 26, 2012, 12:33 pm
noted, thank you Kit

Vallee R (280)
Monday March 26, 2012, 1:22 pm
If FEMA comes my way - I'm shooting....didn't know this Kit - thanks - Colorado seems to be the hub of much activity.

. (2)
Monday March 26, 2012, 4:08 pm
I cannot live in a world of what if.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday March 26, 2012, 4:53 pm
It's good that governments are finally planning for such things, but I wouldn't think there would be that much we can do individually that wouldn't be cost prohibitive & pointless if major commercial providers (internet, cell phones, etc.) don't have back-up plans. We can get back-up generators - many of us in rural areas already have them. But even my land-line phone is unreliable out here. I expect we'd be screwed if such an event actually happened. Our satellite TV may or may not work, so we could only Guess at what Might have example of a panic-invoked civil war waiting to happen given the Reich-wing hyper-suspicious edge already in the air. " In the case of a severe solar storm, it would most likely be a global event. Manmade EMP can disrupt or damage interoperable communications systems required by first responders and controls needed by infrastructure. What technical systems survive eventually would stop working when their power systems fail from either manmade or natural EMP. Simultaneous EMP impact on interdependent technology and infrastructure will create massive simultaneous cascading failures"

Robert S (111)
Monday March 26, 2012, 5:47 pm
WoW. Interesting.

Penny C (17)
Monday March 26, 2012, 5:54 pm
not quite sure if this is spam or not. but their "solutions" sure are expensive...

Kit B (276)
Monday March 26, 2012, 5:58 pm

Not Spam. With community cooperative efforts this is not expensive, but it is survival.

Penny C (17)
Monday March 26, 2012, 6:14 pm
one of the sites i visit to keep up solar activity is: . basically a weather site for the sun :D

Heidi Aubrey (4)
Monday March 26, 2012, 7:41 pm
.Wow. I just left a comment for Henriette M. asking if she had a bomb shelter stockpiled with guns and canned food.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 26, 2012, 9:12 pm
I will be in my garden growing non-gmo foods. This event would be a great relief from the drones, spy satellites but homeland security would be all over the local libraries searching for literate terrorists (citizens).
Please say it will happen!
Truth is, people living in mobile homes are better protected than most by the metal skins of the older singlewides. Kind of 'poetic justice' - lol!

Quanta Kiran (67)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 3:16 am

Mary L (132)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 1:21 pm
I'm kinda getting overwhelmed with communications. I could learn to enjoy the quiet easily.

Bianca D (87)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 6:06 pm
Happy to continue stocking up, but a year long blackout would change every aspect of commerce and our lives! Hope Duracells do last as long as they say!
Tx Kit.

Russell R (87)
Wednesday March 28, 2012, 10:52 am
I have been saying it for years now, that the more high-tech we get, the weaker our Military becomes. Everything that requires a computer to operate becomes useless. If we were ever at war during severe solar storm, like the one that just passed Earth, our military would become useless. An EMP exploded 300 miles over the U.S. would shut down all power grids, GPS systems and the computer network. The more high-tech we get, the higher the risk we become, from man or nature. In a senario like this, do you know what Country comes out ahead? China!
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