You can survive a nuclear bomb attack if you’re prepared and know how to react when one hits. A nuclear bomb doesn’t just kill a few hundred or a few thousand people. It can kill millions and wipe out entire cities.
The fallout from a nuclear bomb strike is what can continue to injure people. After a nuclear bomb strike the damaging radioactivity from the bomb is spread beyond its point of impact and anyone within range of the fallout is subject to radiation poisoning or death.
The pressure wave from a nuclear blast can disrupt air transportation, radio waves and communication abilities. It can level buildings and create fires from that destruction. The first thing you need to know is that certain areas are more at risk of experiencing a nuclear bomb attack than others.
Cities with a military presence are at greater risk. So are port cities. State capitols and anywhere important government buildings and infrastructure exist are at risk. Airfields and power plants are also high risk areas to live near. Should you choose to relocate your prime concern should be long-term security, not recreation. Sometimes you can have both. Strategic Relocation is designed to help you relocate around serious threats and to develop contingency plans.
To survive a nuclear attack, there are three things you need to do.
Run, shelter, and avoid.
You must run to get away from any potential radioactive fallout. Find a safe building or structure and get inside of it.
But make sure this place is not within the range of the nuclear fallout. If you remain in a contamination zone, you’re at higher risk of not surviving the bomb’s after effects. Once you’re inside, remain sheltered there until it’s safe to leave again – which is when it’s considered safe from fallout radiation.
The closer you are to the bomb, the less likely it is that the area will be safe until many years have passed. Consider the Chernobyl disaster which occurred in 1986, yet, there are still areas where the government has closed it down and deemed it unlivable even after all these years.
If you come in contact with anything that was touched by the bomb such as building materials, debris, shrapnel, immediately take a shower.
If you’ve prepared in advance and know a nuclear bomb went off nearby, get into your fallout room. This should be a room with walls designed to prevent radioactive material from seeping through. Make sure your room is stocked with the survival supplies that you need such as food, water, medication and first aid items – especially items needed to treat burns from the radiation if needed. Never build a fallout room that’s near an outside wall. You’ll want your fallout room to be away from the outside walls. Seal off any vents, windows and anything else that will allow material to seep in.
Avoid contamination. You’ll need to remain inside your shelter for a minimum of four days – but it may be longer, depending on your proximity to the blast site. Don’t allow anyone to come in if they’re contaminated.