HOW TO SURVIVE A NUCLEAR TERRORIST ATTACK
Based on state, local, and federal drills, here's some advice and facts about a potential nuclear terrorist attack.
- •If you're living in a potential target area, and you see a bright flash outside, duck and cover.
- •If you go to the window to see what's happening, you'll get hit when the blast wave blows out the window glass.
- •Then, go to shelter like you would in a tornado.
- •Stay in, stay safe. Wait for instructions.
- •The greatest danger passes in 6 to 24 hours as fallout's radioactivity dwindles "You can't outrun a fallout cloud, and fatalities from fallout are 100% preventable."
- •If you can get into an underground parking garage or the core of an office building, you'd have no significant exposure at all.
- •"Don't bother to dial 911," says John Fernandes, director of L.A. County's division of emergency management. "Most likely you're not going to have 911. The cell towers are going down."
- •Bystanders miles away would witness a 100-mph fireball shooting five miles into the sky.
- •Hyper explosive pressures and 900-mph winds would level buildings for half a mile.
- •Flash-blind drivers 10 miles away would crash, blocking evacuation routes.
- •There would be at least 1,000 severely injured trauma patients for every available operating room.
- •Survivors aren't victims, they're rescuers.