December 2011. It was a snowy Sunday evening, and at 8 ½ months pregnant, Allison’s water had just broke. Another 8” of snow was predicted by morning. The hospital was 45 minutes away, along the icy mountain highway.
Grabbing her bag and her sweet husband Tim, Allison hurried out to the car. Suddenly, the neighborhood lights went out. A power failure due to the heavy snow, they supposed. The automatic door lock refused to unlock the car doors. Using the key, they climbed inside to find that the car wouldn’t start. Neither of their cell phones worked now either. Allison began to panic, as a large cramp crawled across her belly.
They didn’t realize it yet, but having the baby at home in the dark was only the beginning. This time, the power was not going to be coming back on. This outage was caused by an Electromagnetic Pulse. (150)
For more info on EMP, you can check out the links below. Believe it or not, this is a true thing, if you haven't heard about it yet:
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