Newt Gingrich issued a warning, based on the destructive storms that hit the Washington, D.C. area over the weekend, on Twitter:
Friend and coauthor bill forstchen notes washington-baltimore blackout mild taste of what an emp (electromagnetic pulse) attack would do— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 2, 2012
And, later, the former Republican presidential candidate added:
Forstchen's novel "one second after" is an amazingly vivid story ofsmall town's struggles after all electricity has been destroyed by emp— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 2, 2012
"Crews are working 24/7 to restore power to roughly 650,000 homes and businesses with electricity three days after a rare derecho storm blew through the area, downing trees and electric lines," WTOP reports. "The number of outages Monday morning has been climbing, rather than declining."