Senate Bill Warns Citizens To Prepare For EMP, Nuclear And Food Preparedness

Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

BioPrepper.com
08.30.14

State lawmakers are moving to make sure you know what to have on hand when electronic Armageddon strikes.

Legislation approved by the Senate Public Safety Committee would require the state Division of Emergency Management to come up with recommendations about what kinds of things Arizonans should buy now and store in the garage, basement or storage room just in case some enemy detonates a nuclear or other bomb that wipes out power and communications in the state — and possibly nationwide.

That recommendation also would spell out exactly how much food, water and medical supplies should be available to last for weeks or months. And the state agency would have to updated that list every five years.

SB 1476 is being pushed by Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, amid concerns about an electromagnetic pulse that can be caused by certain types of explosion.

According to a briefing prepared for legislators, a nuclear blast on or near the ground can damage electrical systems and communications for 70 miles or more from the site. But an explosion high in the air — 15 miles or more above the surface — could damage electrical grids nationwide for weeks, if not or longer.

That possibility concerns Farnsworth.

He said people have an understanding that disasters can happen. But he said folks are working under the assumption that the problem is local.

“Really, all we have to do is be prepared enough to hang on until outside help comes,’ he told colleagues. But this kind of disaster, Farnsworth said, could be nationwide.

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