U.S And United Kingdom To Cut Power In Preparation of Massive Solar Storm

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In a stunning announcement, The United States and United Kingdom are likely set to began “controlled” power cuts in preparation of a giant solar storm.

The announcement by Thomas Bogdan, the director of the US Space Weather Prediction Centre, comes a week after a large scale solar flare released a massive amount of radiation and threatened to cause moderate disruption.

The solar flare on June 7th, 2011 was luckily pointed away from Earth but caused many to wonder if another solar flare is imminent, this one aimed directly at earth.

Now, due to the possibility of a large scale solar flare, officials in Europe and the United Kingdom are preparing what they call, “controlled” power cuts. What this actually means remains to be seen.

In an interview with The Independent, Bogdam was quoted as saying, “controlled power “outages” will protect the National Electricity Grids against damage which could take months or even years to repair should a large solar storm collide with the Earth without any precautions being taken.”

Interestingly enough, this information also comes just days after NASA sent out a preparedness warning to all employees and their families.

Last year NASA warned about that solar flares were on course to cause massive devastation.

“Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumber” sometime around 2013,” The Daily Telegraph reported in 2010.

Scientific America also is also running a compelling article on the subject. The article covers the fact that last weeks solar flare has “illuminated” the power grids vulnerabilities and reflects on the outcome of a massive solar storm.

“If the solar storm of 1921, which has been termed a one-in-100-year event, were to occur today, well over 300 extra-high-voltage transformers could be damaged or destroyed, thereby interrupting power to 130 million people for a period of years,” Joseph McClelland, director of the Office of Electric Reliability at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at a May 31 House Energy subcommittee hearing on the issue.

Source: http://theintelhub.com/2011/06/13/u-s-and-united-kingdom-to-cut-power-in-preparation-of-massive-solar-storm/

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8 Responses to “U.S And United Kingdom To Cut Power In Preparation of Massive Solar Storm”
  1. Yamkin says:

    Marshall Law is also being prepared in the UK for 2012. I strongly urge everyone to start making emergency provisions bit by bit before the panic buying starts.

    • joe hoosier says:

      it’s “martial” law, and the best way to prepare is to arm yourself, but you nutty UK’s have all but given up that right!

  2. Michael says:

    We should all realize that the last quote is a lie. It would take 10-15 years to replace all the massive transformers around the world or in a country if a massive solar flare hit the earth… These people are a bunch of lairs, they hide the truth to not cause massive panic in the world. When really, a mass amount of individuals do not panic, they would prepare for these types of events and realize that life does exist outside of earth instead of just on TV and dancing with the stars… Wake up to what is real, buy silver and gold, that is the REAL money… The solar storms are real and will become intense..

  3. Michael says:

    If a storm like 1912 hit now, it would take out all of america, all of mexico, all of canada.. more like 1 billion people…

  4. brightgarlick says:

    Hi SWM – thanks for posting this. I have been wondering for a very long time what governments are really doing. Please consider supporting this petition :

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/prepare-the-grid-for-severe-space-weather.html

    Keep up your great work !!!
    Be well,
    Bright Garlick.

  5. Joan says:

    So why take Power from the people” instead of installing transformers that would cut off in an overload situation?
    China manufactures them.
    USA doesn’t, of course.

  6. brian says:

    Very interesting web site for a very interesting topic.

    For what it’s worth a number of psychics have predicted some massive solar event in the near future. Could be a good thing, actually

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