Yeah but at least the damage from an EMP [noobs- it stands for ElectroMagnetic Pulse from a nuke bomb] will be fixed by the Govt in time, so all we have to do is sit tight for a week or two living off our food and water supplies...The radiation and blast would be non-existant but the EMP would devestate a large area. All electronics that are not protected would go down, all electric motors and generators in use would be down, transformers and power grids down, etc. There would be a lot more damage than a dirct blast on DC for comparison.
Maybe you don't watch the news much. Area's hit by Sandy were out of power for months. So much for govt intervention. Sandy took out power in a relative small area. Afterwards parts of NYC had power and others didn't. Now an EMP would cover a much larger area. Instead of just taking down the power it would also wipe hard drives in the financial capital. The power surge would also travel on the power lines causing damage much farther out. Food storage would be all but nonexistent.Yeah but at least the damage from an EMP [noobs- it stands for ElectroMagnetic Pulse from a nuke bomb] will be fixed by the Govt in time, so all we have to do is sit tight for a week or two living off our food and water supplies.
The military have shielded most of their electronics so they won't be affected.
So the only thing that Nth Korea would have achieved would be to knock out our TV's, radios and the power grid for a short while, and it's just not worth their while because America's response against NK would be devastating.
if they werent a threat, than why would Obama put 14 anti missile systems along the Western USA?It should. But NK is not a threat currently to us here on the mainland. That Im aware of.
They are a big threat to the Korean Peninsula and Japan however.
Yeah but EMP is completely different....Maybe you don't watch the news much. Area's hit by Sandy were out of power for months...
Defence Sec Hagel said-..if they [NK] werent a threat, than why would Obama put 14 anti missile systems along the Western USA?..
Yeah, your probably right. This country runs almost entirely on electronics. With most of the controls being electronic the govt would have enough stuff stockpiled to replace everything. All the power equipment for the main controls, no problem. All the hard drives that would be wiped could be recreated in a manner of hours. All the electronic components in cars. The govt will have them up and running in no time. Transportation of food and other essentials, that's a no brainer, the govt would take care of that in the blink of an eye.Yeah but EMP is completely different.
During a hurricane there's a whole lotta shaking going on as it goes on a wrecking spree by felling power lines, ripping out poles and pylons etc, so the physical damage takes a while to repair, but an EMP lasts only a split second and only pops electronics. We wouldn't even know one had happened until we tried to switch on the TV, lights and toaster etc and found they wouldn't work.
The power companies would have to replace all the fried electronic stuff on the grid after an EMP but at least it wouldn't take as long as fixing hurri damage.
Militarily speaking, an EMP weapon would achieve nothing in the long run so I can't foresee a scenario in which N. Korea or anybody else would use one against Uncle Sam
Yeah but preppers needn't worry about EMP because we'd just hunker down at home and ride it out til the Govt fixed the power grid.....An EMP attack would be far worse than any natural disaster we have experienced since 1890. It would not kill many people (those dependent on electronic devices and those flying when it hit) but the hunger, thirst and cold that followed would kill a larger number of people than a nuclear attack on NY..
Maybe now, Mrs. Inor will finally see fit to letting me put the cat in the microwave???To protect our radios and Star Trek DVD's etc from EMP we can simply wrap them in kitchen foil or store them in a Faraday cage, an old disused microwave would do.
On a larger scale there are actually EMP-proof tin sheds and storage boxes for sale in which we can store backup radios,TV's, DVD's and stuff.
On an even larger scale we can bet that a lot of Govt and military buildings that house sensitive computers and electronic stuff are Faraday cages themselves, probably with mesh-lined walls, ceilings and floors.