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    Rocks under 1-95 present serious threat to power grid between Richmond and Portland

    Rocks under 1-95 present serious threat to power grid between Richmond and Portland

    Basically, the rock under the surface will reflect back an EMP generated above it- either natural such as a solar flare; or man-made such as a high altitude nuclear attack on the US.

    Cool except for the fact that I am almost on top if that line....

    Here’s something you probably didn’t know you needed to worry about: There’s a layer of 300 million-year-old rock under Interstate 95 that’s capable of killing the lights from Washington to Boston and beyond the next time the sun erupts in all its fury.

    Sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But not to scientists. A solar storm is now viewed as enough of a risk in fact that grid operators across North America are working on plans to respond to just such a disturbance. And a draft of a soon-to-be-published U.S. Geological Survey report pinpoints the Eastern Seaboard as one of the areas most in danger.
    A few of months without electricity would not be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Rocks under 1-95 present serious threat to power grid between Richmond and Portland

    Basically, the rock under the surface will reflect back an EMP generated above it- either natural such as a solar flare; or man-made such as a high altitude nuclear attack on the US.

    Cool except for the fact that I am almost on top if that line....



    A few of months without electricity would not be good.
    build a six-sided Faraday cage and toss a generator or two in it...make sure you ground it to 4-5 feet
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    build a six-sided Faraday cage and toss a generator or two in it...make sure you ground it to 4-5 feet
    I don't have room for that. Maybe one day I will have some land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I don't have room for that. Maybe one day I will have some land.
    Do you have enough space for an 8x8 metal shed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    Do you have enough space for an 8x8 metal shed?
    None of that will matter. This problem is a system problem. Minor tinkering at the edges will not resolve it.

    But you will be slightly more comfortable during your last month.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stjames1_53 View Post
    Do you have enough space for an 8x8 metal shed?
    No, I am in a small condo with no usable outdoor space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Rocks under 1-95 present serious threat to power grid between Richmond and Portland

    Basically, the rock under the surface will reflect back an EMP generated above it- either natural such as a solar flare; or man-made such as a high altitude nuclear attack on the US.

    Cool except for the fact that I am almost on top if that line....



    A few of months without electricity would not be good.
    Would iy impact me in Charleston SC.
    Democrats are a clear and present danger to our democracy and our society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Would iy impact me in Charleston SC.
    When the east grid collapses you will lose all power. You will not see it restored.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Would iy impact me in Charleston SC.
    It might- the article isn't all that clear- reporters aren't too smart.

    But a large solar flare can kill the grid in the US despite the narrow focus of the article. See what is happening in Puerto Rico. Imagine if what happened there happened over the entirety of North America.

    Rebuilding would take years.
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