Solar flares are a natural occurrence that could happen at any time. A solar flare is a burst of high energy that has the potential to destroy our electrical grids. A common term that is associated with a solar flare is the term EMP, or electro magnetic pulse. As mentioned in a previous article of ours, an EMP is very dangerous. A lot of people may think that this will never happen, but some disagree. For example, the United States government is seeing this as a possible threat and is actively preparing for it. Below are 3 different articles that detail the magnitude of a solar flare and document the fact that the United States is preparing for it. These articles are from October and November of this year, so this is current information and something that is at risk for occurring.