Power Grid EMP Threats Should Be DHS Focus, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks Says

The Department of Homeland Security is being urged to place far more of a focus on the safety and security of the power grid. The most important and heavily relied upon piece of American infrastructure is increasingly a target of attack by both man and nature.
Every minute of every day we face a deadly threat in America, yet very few are paying attention to the problem. A downed power grid would change life as we know it more than virtually any other doomsday scenario ever could; and is far more likely than a plethora of the apocalyptic scenarios contrived by Hollywood producers.

Should the power grid go down for just a single week, approximately one million Americans will likely die. Many scientists agree that such a doomsday scenario would also cause trillions of dollars’ worth of damage. With the very existence of such a significant portion of society on the line, a logical person would think that the government would be taking the idea of a massive solar storm, cyber attack, or EMP attack, far more seriously. But, applying logic or common sense to the way career politicians think is a futile endeavor. Click here to read the rest of the power grid national security warning report.