posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 02:33 PM
In a stunning announcement, The United States and United Kingdom are likely set to began “controlled” power cuts in preparation of a giant solar
The announcement by Thomas Bogdan, the director of the US Space Weather Prediction Centre, comes a week after a large scale solar flare released a
massive amount of radiation and threatened to cause moderate disruption.
The solar flare on June 7th, 2011 was luckily pointed away from Earth but caused many to wonder if another solar flare is imminent, this one aimed
directly at earth.
Now, due to the possibility of a large scale solar flare, officials in Europe and the United Kingdom are preparing what they call, “controlled”
power cuts. What this actually means remains to be seen.
In an interview with The Independent, Bogdam was quoted as saying, “controlled power “outages” will protect the National Electricity Grids
against damage which could take months or even years to repair should a large solar storm collide with the Earth without any precautions being
Interestingly enough, this information also comes just days after NASA sent out a preparedness warning to all employees and their families.
14-6-2011 by Daedal because: Wasn't complete
Here is another source I found from:The Independent
edit on 14-6-2011 by Daedal because: Added info