Federal Agencies released reports in DEC 2018 warning Americans about the vulnerability of the Power Grid to Cyber Attack or EMP Attack. They encouraged Americans to be prepared in case of a Grid Blackout by having enough food and water to shelter in place for 6 months without electricity since a Nationwide Power Grid Blackout could take 6 months or longer to repair.
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council warned that the Electric Grid is the “prime target” of terrorists and urged Americans to be prepared for up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money, and healthcare. “People no longer keep enough essentials within their homes, reducing their ability to sustain themselves during an extended, prolonged outage. We need to improve individual preparedness,” said an NIAC report to President Trump.
“There needs to be more individual accountability for preparedness,” adds the report, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council and published by the Department of Homeland Security. It looked at the potential of a power outage of up to six months and recommended Americans have enough food, water and other supplies on hand to safely shelter in place for a minimum of 6 months.