Women go to Facebook Live to Warn about Department of Defense EMP Drill [Updated]

MUSKEGON, MI – A woman from Muskegon and her sister went on Facebook Live today, Tuesday October 31st, 2017, to warn as many as would listen to them that the Department of Defense will launch an actual EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) on or after November 4th and will end it on November 6th, 2017.

If these two women, Shantelle McBride and her sister Shareene Poole, succeed in their rally cry for others to take action, they will in fact insight a panic among the community and potentially the world if enough people believe what they are saying in the video. Causing a true panic among the citizens of the United States would surely bring the Federal government to their doorstep in a hurry.

The sisters intentions are pure but their message is very flawed. They should have dug further or did a different or better search on the internet that would have brought up results that do not support what they are claiming.

In March of 2017, a bogus claim circulated that 90 percent of Americans would die in such an attack.  Much like what these two women are trying to tell the public again.

The Department of Defense will launch an actual EMP Drill on or after November 4th and will end it on November 6th, 2017. It is a low level test that will not harm anyone or anything.  It is a test to determine what measures need to be corrected, deleted or added if an actual EMP has to be launched or is launched towards the United States.

After watching the video of the two women, a quick search of the internet brought up the actual information about what is planned and what the Department of Defense hopes to accomplish through their tests.

Until now, not much has been in the media about the Electromagnetic Pulse and many are asking what is it?  What does it do?

“EMP’s are part of the Nuclear arsenal weapons.  Nuclear weapons do damage in three ways: blast, heat, and radiation. High-energy gamma rays collide with air molecules at around 15-20 miles altitude, producing a cascade of electrons which spin down through the Earth’s magnetic field, producing an electromagnetic pulse known as E1.  The intensity of this pulse depends on the size and type of bomb, the altitude of the detonation, and the latitude. Bombs typically only emit 0.1 percent to 0.5 percent of their energy as gamma radiation

A Nuclear weapon also produces two other types of pulses. One called E2 which is an EMP that comes from high-energy neutrons, and the much slower E3 is produced by the expansion of the nuclear fireball itself as it pushes against the Earth’s magnetic field.

What could the effects on the ground be from a high-altitude nuclear blast?

The E1 pulse induces strong, transient electrical currents in conductors, and the longer the conductor, the more voltage it experiences. Small devices like smartphones and laptops may be unscathed, but the real problems occur in long cables that would experience surges of 10,000 volts or more.

An electromagnetic pulse could take down an electrical power grid that would cause economic chaos.”

It could shut down water dams causing flooding because the gates of the dam require power to lift or go down.

The problems could be endless if these types of weapons fall into the wrong hands like that of North Korea.

Information for this part of the article was found on the Popular Mechanics website.

It is not fully known or understood what the actual damage an EMP could cause.  Hence the need for testing, drills, documentation, and preparation are needed. That is what is hoped for or wanted in the upcoming drill that the Department of Defense will conduct.

Andrea Isom with Channel 7 Action News filed this report on Wednesday November 1st, 2017 concerning the exact issues that are referred to in the article here on MI Headlines.