An EMP can be a result of two of these; a nuclear explosion or a solar flare. In this post, we will take a look at some of the damages that may result from an EMP and some of the steps that you can take to mitigate or manage the effects of an EMP. The one thing that you need to be aware of and appreciate as a fact is that a large EMP attack can have serious and widespread effects and cause wide range of problems. Read on and learn more on EMP attacks and how to be of a mindset that will help you survive an EMP attack.
By and large, when we talk of EMP, electromagnetic pulse, this is simply a wave of electromagnetic radiation. By and large, an EMP doesn’t directly cause hurt to people but will in most cases interact with power lines, metals, conductive materials, electronics and will be often be the cause for power spikes. In the event that the electromagnetic radiations are as high in strength, they often result in failures in the electronic devices. And just as we have already indicated above, the two most common causes of EMP are solar flares and nuclear explosions. The following is a look at some of the things that an EMP can probably damage.
Generally, a number of things can get damaged as a result of an EMP and this is depending on the extent of the explosion or the solar flare causing the EMP. When it comes to some of the devices and installations that may take a hit as a result of an EMP attack, we see some of these as; TV and radio transmission and reception devices, refrigerators, satellites that may be in the EMP zone, computers and the other network connected devices, aircraft and vehicle control systems, power grid transformers and substations, telephone and mobile lines et cetera. Generally speaking, any sort of electronic and any item that is powered by electricity can get damaged by an EMP.
From the above facts, we can see the fact that a when we talk of EMP, we are not necessarily looking at a case where a country is declaring some nuclear war on another. An EMP of substantial magnitude will have an effect on the electronics there may be in a system and can be so surely disruptive to the whole systems. For any government and business systems out there, for the sake of protection, it is wise to make sure that you have put in place measures and strategies to ensure that they are duly protected against EMP attacks.