How to Survive an EMP Attack in Your City

How to Survive an EMP Attack in Your City

In the event of an EMP attack, be prepared for a lawless environment

In the event of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, it is likely that the impact of its destruction to urban areas will be swift and drastically felt. It is not possible to accurately predict how long after the attack armed gangs will form and begin killing unarmed citizens, as it depends on various factors such as the size of the city, infrastructure and population density. However, given that an EMP attack would likely leave most cities without any public services or a viable government framework in place, private protection and justice may be deployed without any real opposition or oversight. In a lawless environment where there is no recourse for retribution under normal authority, criminal bands may soon emerge intent on filling their own pockets with resources or exacting revenge. Unarmed citizens would be particularly vulnerable to these groups and terrorist acts could become a daily occurrence in almost any post-EMP city in short order.

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Don’t be a victim, get prepared today

One of the best ways to ensure safety during this kind of event is to purchase and train with firearms beforehand. By familiarizing yourself with firearms ahead of time, you will have an advantage against looting and violence during a power outage. It also puts you in control when it comes to defending your home and property as opposed to being helpless after the fact. Investing in firearms now as part of your emergency kit may be the difference between life and death during a disaster. It should also travel with you if you decide to evacuate, as the crisis may still be in full swing when you reach your destination. Additionally, it is important to keep up with local and national news so that you can stay informed on what is happening around the country and act accordingly.

U.S. infrastructure vulnerable to EMP attack – Could take months to years to recover

Given the extent to which technology has integrated itself into everyday life, a well-targeted electromagnetic pulse attack could have devastating effects on the infrastructure and economy of the U.S. Given such large scale disruption, it will take a considerable time for the nation to regain its pre-attack footing. Even focusing solely on the recovery effort, estimates suggest that repairs could potentially range from months to years, depending on the target area and level of sophistication in terms of the exact measures taken to mitigate further damage. A further delay is likely if not all steps are taken with due diligence as delays could cost even more economic resources in lost revenue.

Recover from a WROL situation

Anyone trying to recover from a WROL (Without Rule of Law) situation would have to rely solely on their own resources. Relying on bartering, hunting and gathering, and whatever resources remain intact will suddenly become much more necessary for survival after an EMP attack.

The only thing you can do when the power goes out is survive

Having a plan and the right supplies in place before an EMP attack may be the difference between life and death for many people. Be prepared to face whatever comes your way during these uncertain times, so that you can stay safe and secure no matter what happens. With proper preparation and dedication, a post-EMP world can hopefully be restored but it isn’t something that will happen overnight. It is going to take a collective effort and the right supplies, skills and mindset in order to survive this kind of disaster and thrive in a world without power.

Key Takeaways

• Urban areas are likely to experience swift destruction in the event of an EMP attack.

• In the event of an EMP attack, the potential for looting and violence is high.

• Unarmed citizens are particularly vulnerable as criminal bands may form and exact revenge.

• Acquiring firearms and staying informed on news are key to staying safe during a disaster.

• Training with your firearms beforehand is the best way to ensure safety and control in a post-EMP city.

• It may take months or years for the nation to regain its footing, depending on the target area and level of sophistication.

• People will need to rely on bartering, hunting/gathering, and whatever resources remain intact to survive post-EMP.

• Having a plan and the right supplies in place before an EMP attack may be crucial for survival.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP)?

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is an intense burst of electromagnetic energy that can damage or destroy electronic systems. EMPs can be caused by natural phenomena such as lightning, solar flares, and nuclear detonations.

What would an EMP do to a human?

An EMP would not have an immediate, direct effect on a human. However, any electronic medical equipment that the person may need to sustain life could be damaged or destroyed, leaving them at risk of serious injury or death. Additionally, an EMP attack could cause long-term power outages and communication disruptions that could lead to food shortages and other health issues.

What will an EMP destroy?

EMP can destroy any electronic system, including computers, communications systems, and electrical power grids. It can also damage physical infrastructure such as cars, buildings, bridges, and pipelines.

What is the best way to protect against EMP?

The best way to protect against EMP is through hardening electronics and infrastructures. Hardening involves shielding sensitive electronics and equipment with metal, Faraday cages, or other conductive materials to block EMPs. Additionally, organizations can use surge protectors and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to minimize the risk of damage. Organizations can also invest in redundancy systems such as back-up electrical generators and communication systems that are not dependent on the electrical grid.

Can lightning cause an EMP?

Yes, lightning can cause an EMP. Lightning produces a wave of energy that is similar to an EMP and can damage unprotected electronics. To protect against this type of EMP attack, organizations should use surge protection and hardening techniques. Additionally, they should ensure that all their electronic systems are properly grounded and protected from electrical storms.

Does an EMP affect planes?

Yes, an EMP can affect aircrafts in flight. EMP waves can interfere with the onboard electronics of a plane, disabling communications systems and navigation equipment. Additionally, it can cause damage to other electrical components such as motors and actuators.

What is the difference between EMP and a nuclear bomb?

EMP is an intense burst of electromagnetic energy that can damage or destroy electronic systems, while a nuclear bomb is a weapon that uses a nuclear explosion to generate tremendous amounts of energy, resulting in mass destruction. EMP can cause severe damage to electronic systems, while a nuclear bomb can cause widespread physical destruction. Additionally, EMPs can be caused by natural phenomena such as lightning and solar flares, while a nuclear bomb is man-made.

Has an EMP ever been used?

Yes, EMPs have been used in warfare. In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, the United States used an EMP to disable Iraq’s early warning radar systems. Additionally, both the United States and Russia have conducted EMP tests in remote areas to understand their effects on electronics.

What was the Carrington Event?

The Carrington Event was a powerful geomagnetic storm that occurred in 1859. The storm caused damaging solar flares and a large EMP wave that caused telegraph systems around the world to fail. It is estimated that a similar event today could cause widespread destruction of electronic systems and physical infrastructure, resulting in chaos and disruption.

What is the Starfish Prime experiment?

The Starfish Prime experiment was a nuclear test conducted by the United States in 1962. The test detonated a nuclear weapon at an altitude of 400 kilometers, resulting in an EMP wave that damaged electronics and communications systems more than 1,400 kilometers away in Hawaii. It was the first time an EMP had been studied on a large scale and demonstrated the devastating potential of an EMP attack.


This is not intended to be legal advice and only serves as a general overview of the potential effects of an EMP attack on the U.S. It is advised that you seek expert professional advice before taking any action. It is the reader’s responsibility to research further on the topic and consult with a professional before making any decisions based on the information provided here.

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