Happened across a new link to the 2010 FEMA study of the impact of a Carrington level event on the U.S.

Upon rereading it one part that I had really sort of glossed over the previous times I read it sort of jumped out at me.

FEMA says that if the government funds a dedicated communications line (and possibly even with existing infrastructure) the good news is that there is a realistic chance that all or most of the FEMA office can continue to communicate with each other.

No they can’t actually help anyone.

No they can’t actually do anything that would lower the death toll.

No they can’t do anything to fix anything afterwards.

But hey… they will still be able to communicate with each other. So while you are running out of food and water, trying to stay warm if it’s winter, trying to keep what little you have from those who want to take it you can console yourself that the folks at FEMA will still be bale to distribute memos to one another, inform field offices of awards to employees for their outstanding work and promote those who have shown outstanding leadership qualities and possibly even commission a study of the aftermath of a Carrington level event on the U.S.

Just makes you feel all warm and proud doesn’t it?

There’s a link to the report up top. It’s worth reading if you haven’t already. Even if you have read it in the past it’s worth a few minutes to reread. The kafkaesque quality of it when describing the effects of such an event can produce a moment of truly stunning cognitive dissonance comparable to the finest drug experience available in Colorado or Copenhagen.

The Librarian

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