Preparedness Policy and Guidance

Include Solar Storm and EMP risks in all-hazards planning

Include the hazards "Solar Storm" and "Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)" in all-hazards planning and mitigation at all levels of government.

 

Solar storms and EMP's have the ability to knock the United States back 200 years in time by severely disabling electrical and electronic systems. The current population of the U.S. cannot be sustained and estimates that casualties may be up to 90%.

 

Critical infrastructure that relies on electricity and electronics need to be hardened.

 

The risk of Solar Storms or EMPs must be taken seriously before any real mitigation efforts will be put on the table.

 

Several government reports indicate a serious risk to the U.S. from these threats.

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