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What Happens During An EMP Attack? Can You Survive?




This morning I published an article which detailed 4 different sources which leads on to conclude that an EMP may be used to derail the election. The previous story can be accessed here.

This articles details the dangers associated with an EMP attack not including nuclear power plant meltdowns.

 Top scientists and knowledgeable politicians (e.g. Congressman Trent Franks) tell us that it would cost the nation alone up to $2 trillion in the first year. It could take four to10 years to recover and would fatally impact 90% of the U.S. population, meaning widespread starvation and death. Yet, experts tell us the cost to harden the electrical grid would be no more than $2 billion, several times less than the cost of a single bail out paid to the bankers. What could possibly explain this inaction on the part of the Obama administration especially after they planned for this event? And why were our enemies, the Communist Chinese given a front row seat when this event was practiced on November 13-14, 2013? Why are we allowing the Chinese Solar Energy Zones to be constructed next to major energy sources such as hydroelectric and nuclear power?  The treasonous implications are so obvious that Ray Charles could see what is coming. When the moment of the EMP attack occur, what will America look like a few seconds later?


In one of the most dramatic effects, airplanes would fall from the skies. Untold thousands of people would immediately be plunged to their deaths. And their deaths might be considered merciful compared to the fate that the majority of the rest of us would face over the next two years. Most automobiles will not work unless they have all pre-electrical parts. Even then how long would gasoline be available? Many people on the various subways, would be hopelessly trapped depending on the time that an electromagnetic pulse would be released.


America would see catastrophic conditions immediately take place in our hospitals and convalescent centers. Within a few days, old age homes would lack the resources and services of the staff to help preserve the lives of those who are virtually helpless. Patients on the operating table would stand a good chance of not surviving. Hospital backup generating systems would be rendered unusable. Food and water would become a scarce resource. Many hospital personnel would walk off the job by the beginning of the third day. The only medical personnel that would stay would be those that live too far away from home to walk. People would not be able to get their life-sustaining medications and services, most of which are electrically powered. Our worst fears would be realized.

Schools and Children

One of the most tragic developments arising from an EMP attack with the fate of schoolchildren geographically isolated from their parents who have already commuted to work. Reuniting parents and their children would be next to impossible for the majority of Americans who have a 30 minute commute or more to work (20 miles). In an article published the past year, I identified and detailed the questionnaire which went out to all school personnel which was inventorying staff school individual skill sets such as  law enforcement experience, construction as well electrical and engineering talents. Sounds like a strange set of skills to be surveying at our public schools. What do the originators of this document know that the rest of us should? If you were a teacher, how long would you stay on the job and ignore the welfare of your family? Getting home and reuniting with family will be problematic.


Your cell phones, your land lines, text, twitter, emails and faxes will not work. Nearly all broadcast stations, especially television stations, would go off the air.  Due to the high level of computerized automation, the equipment in most radio and television studios would be so completely destroyed that most commercial stations would be damaged beyond repair. Radio studios are actually more vulnerable to permanent damage than many portable radio receivers. When America emerges from the event, the NSA police state surveillance grid would be permanently in place for the extreme martial law dictatorship that will follow. According to a statement of Damon Penn, a DHS official, made to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 8, 2011, a limited number of critical radio stations are being retrofitted with some EMP protection.  However, most of us will be without the benefit of mass communication. Somewhere between 250,000 to 500,000 people will die in the first few minutes. Perhaps as many as 1-2 million would be dead within three days.

Water Borne Diseases 

The greatest threat to human survival, in the aftermath of an EMP attack, is the public’s availability to obtain clean drinking water. This access would be greatly imperiled. In 2010, when Haiti was hit by a major earthquake which killed over 200,000 people, the misery did not stop with the survivors. Six weeks following the earthquake, Haiti announced its first cholera outbreak in over a century. The cholera outbreak went on to claim 8000 more lives. The disease thrives in places where there is insufficient water treatment, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene. This is what precisely would happen in most areas following an EMP attack. Keeping drinking water clean and separate from human sewage and other contaminates would prove to be humanity’s biggest challenge. Cholera would also prove to be the biggest threat to long term survival. It is likely that in the 24 months following the event, that most people would succumb to cholera and other water-borne diseases. Cholera is a horrible disease which grants its victims a very painful and agonizing death. In the 20th century, human lifespan in United States increased by 35 years. Thirty of those 35 years was due to improvements in sanitation. Following an EMP attack, effective sanitation would all but disappear.

Access to Water 

Human beings require approximately 2 Liters of water per day in order to survive. If we do not get that water, we will die in approximately 5 days. With regard to an EMP attack, our water supplies are especially vulnerable. The power to distribute water is highly concentrated within the United States. Only eight municipalities provide 82% of the drinking water in the United States. There are multiple technologies which are used to pump water from the source to its final destination. Some require no electricity, however, most do. And even if your water system was powered by non-electrical means, how would the personnel and staff, who monitors and maintains your water supply, get to work without proper transportation? In all of Southern California, the water must make its way over mountains. What will happen when all electricity is gone? The resulting casualty rates stemming from civil disorder and death due to lack of water would be unimaginable. In a time of an EMP attack, the availability of water, as well as the safety of water would come into question for the vast majority of Americans. The availability of clean water supplies would be the most critical threat and would claim the most victims. These grim possibilities makes one wonder why T. Boone Pickens is buying up the Ogallala reservoir. What does he know that the rest of us should know?


The food supply would be imperiled as well. What do crops need to grow? With hydroelectric power gone, where would the water come from for many food-growing regions in the country? Our food supplies would dry up and disappear, thus exacerbating the threat. Most people will perish within 30 days of famine, thus, making water shortages the greatest threat to survival.  

How Bad Will It Get?

Sociologists tell us that there are five levels of societal development.

1. Nomadic Hunting and Gathering

2. Horticulture and Pastoral

3. Agriculture

4. Industrial

5. Post-industrial.

Much of America is entering into the Post-Industrial phase. An EMP attack would reduce most Americans to a violent existence in the first stage, Nomadic Hunting and Gathering. Without easy access to water, most would not be able to maintain a Horticulture and Pastoral society for long. And those that did would face dire threats from those seeking resources. This would make the death curve for the elderly and the infirm skyrocket. Child mortality would dramatically rise. A pre-Revolutionary War existence would largely be out of reach because of the lack of obtainable clean water. Water is the organizing foundation for any society. Society, as we know it, would collapse.

I have read the Naval War College projections which tell us that within two years of the event, 90% of all Americans would be dead. In the video below, Congressman Franks predicts a 60% mortality rate. The fact remains that nobody knows for certain how many of us would perish. However, it is safe to say that most of us will die. Both Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann have been warning about the dangers posed by Chinese troops on our soil. In the following video, feast your eyes on what many say could not happen, Chinese troops on American soil!



For a mere two billion dollars, the United States has the ability to mitigate most of the damage of an EMP attack. It is the height of treason to not make this national defense priority number one. And then to make matters worse, we give the Chinese the keys to the car when we invite them to participate in a drill which allowed them to see how to take down the grid.

Don’t you just love and admire the patriotism of Senator Harry Reid for promoting and profiting from the Chinese Solar Zones which now provides the Chinese with easy access to our energy suppliers?


The biggest threat to our society is the melt down of nuclear plants following an EMP. However, as the readers can see, there are literally a thousand ways to die when an EMP hits. Do you have your guns, ammo, medicine, gold, Bible and allies. We could be in for a wild ride.

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  1. Gerson September 26, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Dave, I have been following your work for some some. Yes, this scenario is very likely to happen and yes, it should be on everyone´s preparation list. However, I simply can not see how such measure would be taken right now, because the U.S. will still be needed for its so called global police missions and for the time being, its Market is still needed for the rest of the world. Unless, ofcourse there´s something I am missing. Once again, thank you for your work. Gerson

  2. Jim September 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Over a year ago I sent an email to John Moore and asked what he thought of my analysis. He agreed with it.
    Below is an excerpt from that email –

    I feel such an attack would cause the most confusion and deaths if it happened during weather extremes across the country. Either a nationwide cold wave or a nationwide heat wave. Loss of electricity at that time would cause many deaths due to weather.

    Now for day of the week. I don’t think a HEMP attack would occur on Saturday or Sunday due to most people being at home. Mondays and Fridays many people take off work to have a three day weekend so an attack on those days are less likely though possible. Tuesday through Thrusday most people would be at work and would have to fight to get home to their loved ones. Optimal day, in my opinion is Wednesday, “hump day”.

    In addition, to ensure most people would be at work and not at home the attack should occur between 9 AM Pacific coast time and 4 PM East coast time which would have the most people at work nationwide.

    Will it happen tomorrow, or next week, or next month? I don’t know, but it can and has a great possibility to happen within our lifetimes. A good possibility would be during a national heat wave, or just after a national winter storm on Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific time. (just after a winter storm because most people stay home during the storm)

  3. shropster September 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Without the ability to pump water into nuclear reactor for cooling the core, meltdowns of every reactor will happen inside of two weeks.

  4. Claudia September 27, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Mr. Hodges, I appreciate all your articles but could you please date them? Thank you

  5. Lena Toledo September 27, 2016 at 5:15 am

    My comment did not post again. It’s annoying when not posted. It takes time to type our our comments not to mention energy and time. Whenever Father God or Jesus is mentioned in our comments, it doesn’t post! Briefly, I stated you are describing a post-rapture scenario. We are promised by you know who HE would never leave or forsake us as we have the precious HS living within us and we are the salt of this earth and a beacon of light in this dark/depraved world wherein the non-believers can be safe for awhile Period.

  6. Clique777 September 27, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Dear Dave,

    Thanks for mentioning the nuclear meltdown angle on the use of strategic EMPs. My complaint is you did not give me attribution, since nobody else anywhere I’ve seen on the internet has made that observation to date, other than me. I freely admit I haven’t read everything on the internet.

    Therefore, it is a moot point to even propose that a strategic EMP will ever be used on the USA until the folks that control things reach the point that they don’t mind committing suicide. I don’t think they are at that point yet, and I don’t think anybody else does either give the current sources.

    The only use of EMPs on the USA would have to be very closely-controlled tactical EMPs that could not bring down the two grids in the USA.

  7. Nate Dampier September 27, 2016 at 9:40 am

    There are about 3.1 million Americans who have pacemakers implanted in their chests and if an EMP weapon goes off at the right altitude, those mentioned Americans will drop dead. I’m one of those with a pacemaker.

  8. Scott September 27, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    If what you say is true, and I’m not doubting that it is, no amount of preparation will help. It might for a few days or weeks, maybe even a couple of months. But what then? Americans will once again be forced to pull together and rebuild. We’ll have to leave our lives of privacy and solitude and interact with our neighbors once again. Not for social reasons, but for survival. It would be awful and I pray it never happens. But the America that emerges on the other side of it would be a stronger country. Much like the country was when it began. All the stupid stuff we see online and on TV about this person offending that person would be long gone. No one would care what gender you thought you were despite your physical features. Whether or not a person’s views offended you would be irrelevant. No, we’d once again have to look past all of that in order to rebuild. It wouldn’t be gone forever mind you. The more comfortable people get, the more they have time to worry about things that don’t really matter. But just like after a forest burns, it would grow back healthier than before.

    That’s my prediction anyway.

  9. Fred VanOlphen September 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Unfortunately this will happen. I can say from my dreams that the first nukes on America will come from its own government, and I’m not the only one who has ‘seen’ this. Check out the FB or YT Godshealer7 material. I believe Brother Dan’s ‘seven thunders’ are just that. Sister Barbara has a YT video up about an EMP dream.

    godshealer7 – 02/26/2014 – 7:42

  10. Mongoose September 29, 2016 at 5:41 am

    The cholera outbreak went on to claim 8000 more lives.

    And that was in a country being flooded by aid. think what it would be like without those medical services that will disappear after an EMP.

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