Take a look at FOX News post by Michael Harthorne
"A big enough solar flare could wipe out electricity on Earth. The White House announced Thursday it wants to be ready. (AP Photo/NASA)
If a giant solar flare hit the Earth, it could knock out the entire power grid, meaning no more new Justin Bieber singles, no more televised presidential debates, and no more Facebook photos of babies.
But it wouldn't be all good news. The Washington Post reports the electromagnetic pulse—or EMP—created by such an event could wipe out electricity for months on end, creating a global catastrophe. recent post outlines the current administrations plans to prepare the USA for a solar flare's impact."