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About the author:
I've worked as an urban EMT and paramedic. I've worked as a suburban cop and for the federal government. I've had a good deal of military training, two wartime deployments to Iraq, and two humanitarian missions to Guatemala.

I was decorated by both the army and the federal government for my actions on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. But I have to say that my favorite "decoration" was having one of my troops in Iraq say to his first sergeant after a convoy: "that sergeant major is a hard ass!"

I wrote this book because I have spent my entire adult life in the service of this country and its people. I feel that protecting the country and our communities is still a worthy cause.

Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community

Building a Civil Defense Plan for a Long-Term Catastrophe

Authored by Michael Mabee

The electric grid is America’s Achilles’ heel and Congress has known this for years. Reams of Congressional testimony and federal agency reports confirm that if a man-made attack or a natural solar event took down the electric grid, thousands – even millions of Americans would die. Who else knows about this? Russia and China know about it. Iran, North Korea and terrorist organizations not only know about it, but today are actively working to exploit it. Moreover, our electric grid is unprotected from naturally occurring solar flares – which have a 100% possibility of occurring in the future.

It is no longer a matter if the grid will go down, it is a matter of when.

So what happens when the grid goes down? Everything dependent on electricity stops. No more food will be coming to the stores. Deliveries of fuel will stop. Water, sewer and other services will stop. Supplies of medicine and medical services will stop. Law and order will break down. Americans will die of starvation, disease and societal collapse at first by the thousands and then millions.

This would not be like a regional disaster like an earthquake or hurricane. In a national scale catastrophe neither the federal nor state governments will be able to help you and your town for months or longer. Survival will be a local issue. The cavalry will not be coming.

In fact, in August of 2012 a bi-partisan group of lawmakers advocated that communities establish a civil defense program in case of such a grid-down scenario, but Congress failed to act.

Even well prepared individuals and families, known as preppers, can’t be truly safe alone. The bottom line: Your family’s survival depends on how well prepared your local government is. And right now your local government is completely unprepared. Local emergency managers depend on their ability to call for outside resources in a major emergency. The problem is that in a national-scale catastrophe, there will be no outside resources available.

Until now, there was no plan for a town and its people to survive a national-scale catastrophe.

This book is different from all the other books on prepping and emergency preparedness. Rather than focusing on skills for individual preppers, this book goes through the steps that you and your town need to take to prepare for a worst-case national disaster. And in being prepared for a worst-case scenario, you and your town can be prepared for anything from a minor power outage to a hurricane to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), solar flare or cyber-attack taking out the entire power grid.

Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community is the Civil Defense Book.

Publication Date:
1482731215 / 9781482731217
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Disasters & Disaster Relief

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