The EMP alerts published on protectgrid are intended to create awareness of the problems our citizens would face if either a terrorist nuclear attack or a massive solar flare created an EMP catastrophe that took the nation’s electric grid down.
‘Situational Awareness’ is a term familiar to the “prepper” community. For our purposes, we can say that being alert or aware of a certain condition is only a beginning 1st step. As we citizens become more informed about the EMP threat, we gain understanding of what we need to do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities if such an event should ever occur.
Or better yet. What can we do now, while there’s still time, to prevent such a calamity in the first place?
As reported elsewhere on this site, 2008 is the year that the EMP Congressional Commission published its final report concerning the EMP threat to the U.S. civilian electrical infrastructures. Most of its findings were unclassified and made available to the public at that time.
What has NOT been so widely reported is the fact that top government and industry officials have known about (the EMP threat) for nearly two decades. (1.) The reality is that our government has taken the steps to insure the “continuity of government” and the survival of military and federal insiders, but there is little being done to protect the rest of us.
While it’s fair to say I’m one of the new kids on the block contributing to the blogosphere of content in civilian preparedness, I can say with certainty that G. Edward Griffin has been educating the public with his research and commentary for many years.
Now he and co-producer Patrea Patrick, are bringing their award-winning expertise in video production together for a planned release of the Black Start documentary to the American people.
Black Start –Powering up the Grid after a Massive EMP Takedown
Black Start is the electric utility industry term used to describe the procedures the power companies would use to bring the grid back online after an EMP attack or a Class X solar flare struck.
There’s a big problem the electric utilities would encounter in their attempts to restore the power after a nation-wide blackout of this magnitude. The problem is with the extremely high voltage (EHV) transformers that are integral and vital pieces of equipment in the electrical grid infrastructure.
The large transformers at each generating system are not designed to handle the surge of current that would back-flow into them from thousands of miles of power lines, acting as antennae. If an EMP or super flare were to hit the Earth today, these transformers would blow up…” (2.)
There are complex and intricate electrical components built into each one of these huge transformers. Engineers tell us that it takes approximately 18 months to manufacture a single EHV transformer. (3.) Until very recently, the only suppliers of these transformers had their operations overseas. (4.)
Just think how much time it would take to replace dozens or even hundreds of these large pieces of equipment after a catastrophic system-wide, electric grid outage following a major EMP event.
It could take years to get things back to normal. And it’s not like the experts haven’t known this.
For whatever reason, many office holders and policymakers, who are responsible for the public’s safety have downplayed the EMP threat to the grid. The mainstream media news coverage has basically enabled government officials to publicly pretend that there is nothing to worry about.
This upcoming documentary advertised on realityzone.com “will show that such assurances are not even close to the truth, and that pretended preparedness has become the most serious aspect of the problem”.
Let’s just ask ourselves this…
“How can we solve the issues we face if we’re not honest about them”?
Well the requirement of the hour is for citizens to take action to help share the truth with their friends and community.
Once we confront the deepest truths about the risks and dangers that threaten the integrity of the critical infrastructures that support our way of life,
We will see that supporting projects like the Black Start documentary and helping to fund its producers and sponsors is…, like contributing to A Great Force Multiplier!
Please visit realityzone to find out more about how you can get involved.
(1.) (2.) Quoted from the Black Start fundraiser page
(3.) Electric Armageddon by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
(4.) Citation coming…