This was posted on a forum over here in the US, and I was hoping I could find out if it's actually true.
The British government is warning their people of an impending solar flare, they refer to as a "solar superstorm". The government is warning their population of the possibility of a "slight" disruption in power and communications for a duration. That is a very British way of saying that the power is going to be out for "weeks, months, or maybe slightly longer". They are asking their population to consider alternative forms of power.
There hasn't been much talk of solar flares here in the US, with the exception of the occasional reporting in a science rag - which no one is taking seriously (because we might miss the important news - like which politician is soliciting sex in the bathroom or which celebrity is filing for divorce or who just won the latest reality show).
I'm just curious if the British government has really issued this kind of warning to their people - that is, the general population.