The entire country would be thrown back into the stone-ages in the single blink of an eye, without a single bomb ever touching the ground.
Imagine what your life would be like if the country suddenly lost all power…
And let’s not sensationalize this. Let’s just be logical and realistic…
It’s a Tuesday afternoon in May.
You’re 25 miles from your home at work.
The kids are at school.
And all of the sudden, everything goes out…
The lights… Your computer… Everything just goes silent. Suddenly outside your window you hear the squeal of screeching tires, the sound of dozens of cars crashing together, and screams from people who are panicking to get out of their way.
The EMP wave from a nuclear detonation 300 miles above you in space has fried the circuits of the vehicles below, rendering them useless.
You pull out your phone to try and call your spouse who’s on the other side of town, but it’s dead.
The elevators are out, so everyone in your office nervously winds their way down 50 flights of stairs. Once on the street, you find thousands of people who’ve exited the surrounding buildings.
Most people have no idea what’s happened, but a few have started to piece it together. Word starts to spread, and anxiety starts to build.
Your find your car, but it won’t start. None of them will.
At this point, you’re only thought is about your kids. They’re 20 miles away in school. You have no idea if they’re okay, and you have no way to call them.
And this is when the panic starts to really set in, because you realize that you have no other choice but to start walking towards them.
It’s going to take you at least two full days to walk 20 miles, and you’re wearing high-heels or business shoes and a suit.
You have no water and no food. The entire power grid is down, which means the public water system is down. The water fountains have stopped, and the toilets won’t flush.
1,000,000 other people in the city have all started to reach the same conclusion, and in less than an hour, full-scale looting of every store in the city has begun.
As people start to understand what’s taken place, they realize that this is their one and only chance to acquire any kind of food or supplies.
Once night falls, you’ll have no light, nowhere to sleep, and no way to protect yourself.
If you’re lucky enough to survive the first 48 hours and make it home, you’ll soon realize that your situation hasn’t improved.
Once again your apartment is without power and water, which means that all you have to drink are the few cans of soda left in your pantry, and you have no way to cook your remaining food before it goes bad because the gas stove is dead.
The entire city has gone dark. You look out your window and there are no moving cars, no street lights, and every home looks as if it’s been abandoned, apart from the faint candle light coming from a few.