Solar flares hit Earth on March 16, but few noticed. The solar storm or sunspot activity have made the Northern Lights effect possible. While many around the nation were debating the Blood Moon prophecy and the best vantage points to watch the expected eclipse on Friday, others were more keenly focused on the vulnerability of the power grid.
Going back three decades, the United States electrical grid loses power 285 percent more often than it did in 1984, when record keeping began. The power outages cost businesses in the United States as much as $150 billion per year, according to the Department of Energy.
By most estimates, it would take a minimum of three months to possibly an entire year, to garner new transformers after a power grid failure. Like most things we buy at the store, transformers are not made in America. If a grid-down scenario impacts the entire planet, the companies in China and Germany where such components are made, will not be able to manufacture or ship the parts to the United States.
As both the American Blackout original film by National Geographic and the Lights Out Saga independent film series (still in production) reveal, life as we know it would cease to exist if the nation is left without power for only a short period of time. If America loses power the nose dive the economy would take would be of epic proportion. The masses would starve, and many of our friends and neighbors would fall victim to violent acts by both marauders and desperate starving folks who had never committed a crime before in their lives. Click here to read the rest of the solar flares power grid report.