Officials Admit Solar Storms a Risk


Many of us in the survival or “prepper” community have been planning to be able to survival for an extended period of time (i.e. weeks to months) without government assistance should a major solar storm occur. While we are also planning for more common natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis, the prospect of a solar storm damaging enough of the power grid to prevent water and power for weeks to months is probably the most likely of the TEOTWAKI scenarios to occur.

Today, NOAA Assistant Secretary Kathryn Sullivan made the same admission many of us have known to be an issue for several years. She said:

NOAA Assistant Secretary Kathryn Sullivan says the intensity of solar storms is expected to peak in 2013 and countries should prepare for “potentially devastating effects.”

Sullivan, a former NASA astronaut who in 1984 became the first woman to walk in space, told a U.N. weather conference in Geneva on Tuesday that “it is not a question of if, but really a matter of when a major solar event could hit our planet.”

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  • The Book Preppers Road March was a interesting and fun fictional account of someone surviving after a solar storm caused technology to fail

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