VERY IMPORTANT! EMP IS OUR BIGGEST THREAT right now. And it’s EASY and CHEAP to protect the grid. So why isn’t our government doing it???
The concern regarding the threat of an EMP attack on Hawaiʻi’s electrical grid and communications systems “is real and must be taken seriously,” said U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaiʻi. “Almost every aspect of our lives is reliant on electricity, much more so than in 1962 — everything from banking to health care to communications to automobiles — so you can imagine the devastating impact such an attack could have.” In Hawaiʻi, there is an added layer of risk even if the attack were not directed at Hawaiʻi, Gabbard said. “If an attack occurred on the mainland and the electric grid were shut down on the West Coast, it would create a crisis in Hawaiʻi through the total disruption of our food and energy supply chain.”