How to survive a solar storm (Because it’s probably going to happen)

Scientists at Nasa have been warning for some time of the dangers of space weather on Earth’s systems, and particularly the danger of solar storms.

What is a Solar Storm?

According to NASA, solar storm, are “giant explosions on the sun that send energy, light and high speed particles into space.” If the Earth happens to be in the path of one of these ejections, and the ejection is powerful enough, things could get very crazy, very quickly.

The charged particles from the sun entering Earth’s magnetic field would cause geomagnetic storms, lighting up the sky with a brilliant aurora borealis that would be visible all over the Earth. Its Beautiful, for sure. But massively disruptive to our power system.


What you should do to survive in a solar Strom?

First, remember that the storm won’t hurt you, so the worse result is that your power and your ability to communicate with others would be fried for a bit. Maybe for a few days. Maybe for a month.

You might want to be prepared, because the worst is yet to come. So here’s what you can do to survive a solar storm.

1. Get ready beforehand

The main threat you’ll have to face during a solar storm is a blackout. That means no electricity, no communications, no internet and no social media ? You’ve got a better chance of surviving a blackout if you prepare beforehand. Have the essential items that you’d need for any type of disaster. End times prepare recommend a 30-day supply of food and water.

Stock up on long lasting foods, like canned goods and dried foods, since your fridge won’t be working. Each person will need about 4 liters of water each day. Now that you have the necessities on hand for any disaster, what should you do when a solar storm blackout happens? And what if you didn’t prepare in advance?

Get ready Beforehand

2. Save your Food

Grocery stores may run out of food with the disruption of supply chains. And if you can’t grow your own food, you’ll have to save your food for as long as possible. If your water supply’s still working, fill up your containers with water. Keep your fridge closed as much as you can. There won’t be any electricity, but it should keep your food at a safe temperature for about 4 hours. Your freezer should stay cold for about 48 hours. And don’t forget to eat your fruits and veggies, those are the foods that will spoil first.

Save food

3. Secure your Home

During the day, find and collect matches, flashlights, or any other sources of light. You wouldn’t want to be stuck in the dark, and we wouldn’t recommend making a fire in your house.

While you’re searching, make sure to lock all the windows and doors. Keep your home safe from any intruders and burglars when disaster strikes. And reach out to your neighbors if there’s anything you can help them with. In tough times like this, they might not be prepared, or just need a friend to talk to.

Secure Your home

4. Don’t Travel

When a solar storm strikes, the last place you’d want to be is up in the air. Being at a high altitude can increase your risk of being exposed to solar radiation. Not only that, but with satellite communication down, the plane’s navigation system won’t work. Planes could end up traveling in the wrong direction, and some might even crash.

And don’t even think about travel in a metro. If you think that your rush hour commute is horrible now, imagine what it would be like if the system stops during a solar storm.

Dont Travel

5. Get Some Cash

Depending on how badly the power grids are damaged, it could take years to repair them all. If there’s no system in place to supply food and water, you might need money to buy some.

Since there’s no electricity to power the ATMs and banks, you’ll only have the money you have on hand. Withdraw some cash before time. So, until the solar storm lets up and the lights flicker on, keep these tips in mind. Hopefully, its helps you to find out the way to survive when a disaster comes like this.

Cash withdraw

By Pipi