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What Are the Effects of an EMP?

Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy talks about EMP and the possible consequences.

What it does is basically have a very damaging effect on electronic and electrical gear – and if that goes down, particularly key pieces of our grid known as transformers, it could have a truly catastrophic effect on the United States.’

The worst case scenario in the event of one or the other Electro Magnetic Pulse events taking place when there is no protection of the electrical grid against it, you could lose not only the electrical system itself, but all of the infrastructures that rely on it; food, transportation, water, medical, telecommunications, finance. In other words, basically, everything that makes a 21st century society like ours function…’