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FEMA Is Preparing for a Solar Storm That Would Take Out the Grid

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) is planning for a massive solar storm that would be so strong, it would take down the power grid. Noting that the rare, yet “high-consequence” scenario has “the potential for catastrophic impact on our nation and FEMA’s ability to respond.”

According to unpublished FEMA documents obtained by Government Attic, a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) database and non-profit organization, the Department of Homeland Security agency once mapped out a disaster plan for the occurrence of another geomagnetic “super storm” like the one the occurred in 1859.

Back then, the sun flung a giant plume of magnetized plasma out into space. The coronal mass ejection (CME), the sibling of a massive solar flare, traveled the 93 million miles between the Sun and Earth in only 17.6 hours. Today, it’s known as the Carrington Event and is remembered by the largest geomagnetic storm in the history of recorded space weather.

No other storm has matched it in speed or magnitude. When the shock wave of accelerated particles arrived on September 1, 1859, the disturbances to Earth’s magnetosphere were so great that telegraph communications across Europe and North America went on the fritz. Sparks leaped from the telegraph infrastructure, and machinery was so inundated with electric currents that operators were able to transmit messages while disconnected from battery power. Compasses even wiggled, and brilliant auroras were reportedly seen as far south as the Caribbean.

But that doesn’t mean the ill-equipped government isn’t preparing for the inevitability, in fact, they are. Despite our superior ability to predict these events, the stakes are exponentially higher in a modern, hyper-connected world.  FEMA predicts that a geomagnetic storm of this intensity would be “a catastrophe in slow motion.” Space weather events happen all the time, and many are harmless. For example, an event causing radio blackouts, solar radiation storms, and geomagnetic storms would be abnormal, yet the ripple effects on the power grid and communications would severely limit FEMA’s ability to respond to a nationwide crisis.

Within 20 minutes of the CME’s occurrence, FEMA estimates that 15 percent of the satellite fleet would be lost due to solar panel damage. Solar radiation from the incoming storm would add “3-5 years worth of exposure” to the panels, degrading older satellites to the point of inoperability. Low orbiting satellites, such as Iridium and Globalstar, may be less affected. Cellular service would be disrupted, and a loss of GPS capabilities could complicate FEMA operations. –Motherboard

Should a storm of this magnitude hit, there wouldn’t be much the government can do. And of course, this would be the perfect opportunity to round up the masses for a trip to a FEMA camp. Individuals would need to band together to help get things back online, but it would all take time.  Those in heavily populated regions would be hit the hardest and evacuation of over 100 million people would be impossible, and even if it was, there would be no unaffected region to send the evacuees – other than the FEMA camps.  Prepare yourself, because the mere fact that this government document exists could mean that there is something we don’t know.

This article has been contributed by SHTF Plan. Visit www.SHTFplan.com for alternative news, commentary and preparedness info.



Source: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/fema-is-preparing-for-a-solar-storm-that-would-take-out-the-grid_06222017


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    • Man

      how can you round up people when anything electrical isn’t working. The government can’t even communicate with the rest of the country

      • dakota

        Horses? Horses ridden by horses azzes. lol

      • Redlist Renegade

        All that they would need to do is place enough shortwave radio equipment ,vehicles and aircraft in hardened motorpool bunkers , hangers and faraday protected buildings and areas (which they’ve Already Done) and they could (and WILL) Easily do this !!! Even a Troll could see THAT !!!

      • Boo

        I’m with you on this one Man…you would need ten’s of thousands of trucks and millions of gallons of fuel just to start a round up. All transformers down mean … even the battery powered backup will run out of juice quick. Three days tops. Better to hunker down and wait out the first wave of nature born casualty’s. Then take your supply’s and fuel to maintain your military and head for the hills until the engineers start bringing us back up to speed one county at a time. Plan on a 6 year recovery with modest means to rebuild on after that.

    • patann

      -So Which is it? Nuclear War, Civil War, Yellow Stone, Storms Triple Katrina, Another Carrington Effect, Nibiru, And Lest I Forget, The Rapture? All of which are showing heighten activity and rising right now, All, beware, Apb

      Prophecy Links

      -Seem to seeing bits, pieces and particles of red, white and blue, inundating and scorching the heavens into the universe, America, Britain and Canada commanded to be separated into itty, bitty pieces indeed, whose fan is in Jesus’ hand, beware, Apb

      -That’s because as I witness in the intrepid dream, (www.intrepiddream2001.blogspot.com), first come was something so cataclysmic that America was set back for 190 years, simultaneously the Bride was taken out. Just as soon a pale horse judgment come just as the world was turning it’s attention to Arabia, to Islam/the Antichrist reign. Then all I could further see, was one more cataclysmic event after another, that is why Apostle say, everything powerful enough on this planet, the skies above, the earth beneath.
      -That’s to cause the mightiest of disasters are all showing heighten activity right now, like staged dominoes in a roll they’re all coming. They each spell America’s to Western civilization to this world’s end, finishing the lives of millions, so you decide upon one, or two, three even. It doesn’t matter, just know you’re also deciding the placement of your immortality, simply heaven or hell, with Jesus alone being the blessed death; resurrection into glorification, all according to biblical prophecy, He being the Spirit therein. Awake, repent, escape, in this order, Apb The RAM, see more here, http://www.thefourthofthegodhead16.blogspot.com http://www.2017divinerelocation.blogspot.com and here http://www.thelightofbeowulf2017.blogspot.com and here, http://www.invasionofpeace2017.blogspot.com

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