What To Do in Case of a Nuclear Attack

People were taken by surprise last weekend to mobile phones across Hawaii. All it said was, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. A more detailed message scrolled across television screens in Hawaii, suggesting what to do. The alerts were quickly withdrawn as a mistake. Troy Jones, a company owner which sells $180 family radiation emergency kits rushing into his office and called workers . Orders have been flooding in for potassium iodide pills, fine-particulate face masks and radiation wipes. So here are few tips, hopefully not needed. Get underground. A basement offers more protection from nuclear fallout particles. Close windows and fireplace dampers. Turn off heating and cooling units anything that circulates air. Protect yourself behind thick walls some people in Hawaii apparently decided to lift manhole covers and climb into the sewers in anticipation of a missile attack. Build an emergency supply kit. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a printable checklist for assembling a kit on line. Locate designated fallout shelters are in your community. It might be necessary to stay in a shelter for up to a month. Do not look at the fireball, it will blind you. Remove clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading. This step alone can remove up to 90 per cent of the contamination…..Ed
Source: Todd C. Frankel / Photo:Curtis Means

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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