Research any of the writings of Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on EMP threat who regularly briefs the Congressional Commission to Assess EMP Threats against the United States. Dr. Pry’s testimony and research conclude that both North Korea and Iran hold current military doctrines of an EMP first strike against the U.S., and North Korea (as affirmed by Dr. Pry) does indeed possess such a capability to hit the U.S. with an EMP.
Should a nuclear exchange occur, it will in all probability be limited (regarding U.S. targets) to key command, control, and economic locales. Examples would be the following cities as primary potential targets: Washington, D.C., New York City, Norfolk, VA, Miami, FL, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and San Diego, CA, to name a few. Limited nuclear war would be the focus, as foreign nations would wish to take the U.S. for her resources as much in one piece as possible. I now give you my caveat that I have mentioned before:
The next world war will be initiated with an EMP weapon over the continental U.S., followed by a limited nuclear war and conventional warfare
The major problem resulting from an EMP knocking out all of our power will be the nuclear power facilities in the U.S. Recently Dave Hodges of the Common Sense Show released warnings in an article entitled “Trump Told EMP Attack to be Used to Stop the Election,” and you can go to this article to see what the short and long-term effects of an EMP attack would be on nuclear power stations and our electrical grid. Dave Hodges also received letters from some of these individuals – professionals in the nuclear power industry – who warned of testing being done both by DHS and FEMA to assess the effects of a power shutdown on nuclear power facilities. The article is an excellently-written, very informative read that I highly recommend you to visit to pick up some good information on the fundamentals of how nuclear power plants are cooled and sustained.
After reading the article I conducted some research on my own. You can visit the website www.nrc.gov/reactors that gives maps of nuclear power stations, courtesy of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The map (interactive) shows the number of reactors in each power station, and tells whether they are in operation or not. You can also highlight any particular reactor you wish to learn more about, with detailed information such as location, age, and points of contact. You can scroll even further on this page to find out about any safety violations or accidents in the plant. There’s also a page with all of the reactors listed alphabetically by name.
There is also another resource for you that can be found when entering in “5 million tons of smoke created by 100 Hiroshima-size nuclear weapons,” in which you can learn information on the consequences of a regional (limited) nuclear war, and other studies that include an all-out nuclear war scenario. The study was conducted at Rutgers University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and UCLA. The results list effects such as estimated casualties, the dropping of the temperature worldwide, climactic changes, and other noteworthy considerations.
The other site is the Cresson Kearney site that details a ton of information on Nuclear War Survival Skills, with a downloadable book that bears that same title. Kearney’s site also tells you how to build a Kearney Fallout Meter out of simple materials, such as dried gypsum wallboard and aluminum foil, among others. Now is the time to read up on, print off, and store as much of this material as possible.
Let us not forget: The Internet was “handed off” to ICANN by Obama on October 1, 2016, and we do not know what the effects of this will be.
Your preps: Bullets, Beans, and Band-Aids. Stock up on as much fresh water as you can…enough for your family to have (optimally) at least a two-week supply per family member. Survey meters (Geiger Counters) are hard to come by these days, but if you can get ahold of one for your family, along with a good Nuk-Alert radiation detector, and a dosimeter for each family member…then by all means, it is worth the cost. It’s better to have and not need than to need and have not. Prepare as much as you can while you still have the time. Keep on rolling and fighting that good fight!