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Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3

Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3

Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3-In the 2nd part of our “Surviving a Nuclear Attack” series, we covered the astounding aftereffects of a nuclear explosion.

We learned how radioactive fireballs can be created instantly upon the detonation of a nuclear weapon and how tons upon tons of earth can easily be displaced
by such an explosion to create radioactive fallout.

In our 3rd and last post for this series, we are going to discuss the essential guidelines that will help you deal with the immediate aftermath of a nuclear

I will also be sharing with you some excellent tips on how to prepare for a possible nuclear explosion so that you can keep your family relatively safe and
well afterward.

How can you prepare your family for a nuclear-related emergency?

Your chances of survival depend on how much preparation you’re willing to carry out in the name of disaster preparedness.

What is the first step?

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If you’ve read our entire series on nuclear explosions, you’ve already begun fulfilling the first requirement of disaster preparedness which is be aware.

Knowing what you’re up against is important especially if you’re dealing with manmade disasters like nuclear incidents. Knowing what to expect can also help
you negotiate risky situations such as going out into the open or travelling into areas that are nearest the nuclear blasts.

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Below are several emergency preparations that you need to carry out in order to be fully equipped in the event of a nuclear emergency:

1. Stock Sufficient Disaster Supplies – Aim to stock 30 days worth of food and clean water first. Store your food and water in durable containers that can be
covered tightly.

Here are some additional supplies and equipment that you will definitely need if you’re holed up in a nuclear shelter or bunker in the basement:

i. Kerosene stove & kerosene
ii. Lighters and matches
iii. Disposable plates, cups and eating utensils
iv. Battery operated radio
v. Battery operated flashlights and lamps
vi. Two-way radio (optional but extremely useful in communicating with local law enforcement and emergency personnel)
vii. Generous supply of batteries for your battery-operated devices
viii. Sharp carving knife
ix. Collection of compact carpentry, electrical and mechanist tools
x. Plastic bags for different purposes
xi. A large roll of durable string
xii. Thick rope
xiii. At least one large fire extinguisher that can handle gas, electrical and ordinary fires.
xiv. Tissue paper and paper towel rolls

2. Be Prepared to Put Out Fires – There is an overwhelmingly common belief that once a nuclear bomb goes off, everything is going to be burned and
pulverized right down to the last molecule.

This type of destruction only happens in movies. In reality, the widespread destruction caused by a nuclear explosion is actually due to fires starting in
different locations all at once.

Nuclear fallout doesn’t directly cause the mass damage and uncontrollable fires associated with a blast – it’s the shockwave and immense heat that you have
to be really careful about. As for the radioactive fallout, that won’t even come for another 30 to 40 minutes after an actual blast.

In the event that you live within the effective blast radius of a nuclear explosion, focus on keeping everyone safe and putting out fires inside your home.
Heat from a nuclear blast is of course invisible but it doesn’t mean that it can’t cause fires. Curtains, wooden furniture, office supplies – these are just
some of the things that can easily catch fire. Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3

3. Familiarize Yourself with First Aid and Basic Home Nursing

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Due to the extreme nature of manmade disasters like nuclear blasts, physical injuries are exceedingly common and everyone living/working within the effective
radius of a nuclear explosion is at risk. (Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3)

Knowing first aid is essential to the survival of your loved ones, should they experience burns and other injuries after a blast. Below are some skills that
you should learn/acquire in preparation for disasters:

i. Caring for an unconscious individual
ii. Transporting injured persons
iii. Basic wound care (including cleaning/disinfection and application of proper dressings)
iv. Caring for bone injuries or fractures
v. Caring for infants, children and seniors
vi. Emotional counseling and psychological support for victims of disasters
vii. Care for individuals that may have been exposed to high levels of radiation.
viii. Proper removal of radioactive materials from clothes and the body

These are just some of the essential skills that are absolutely vital for your family’s survival in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion. Try to read
survival manuals or attend first aid seminars to learn more about these skills. (Surviving Nuclear Attack Part 3)

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What is radioactive fallout?

We often see “radioactive fallout” in historical articles about nuclear bombs and their applications, but almost no attention is given to the nature of the
radiation that occurs after a nuclear explosion.

In our last discussion, we talked about the shock wave, blinding light and the tremendous amount of heat that comes about after a nuclear weapon has been

However, there is one more thing you should be aware of: the presence of radioactive material in the atmosphere, air and even in rainwater after a nuclear

This radioactivity is caused not only by the blast itself but also by the resulting fallout.

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How does radioactive fallout occur?

Radioactive fallout occurs when countless radioactive particles are catapulted into the atmosphere during a nuclear explosion.

Due to the presence of extreme energy released by continuous nuclear reactions, there is sufficient force to transport radioactive materials directly to the
lower portion of the Earth’s atmosphere. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

Once they reach their maximal height, these radioactive particles begin to “fall back” to Earth, like rain. “Nuclear rain” is often described as darkened,
radioactive water falling to the Earth after a nuclear plant disaster or nuclear explosion.

What should you know about radioactive fallout?

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1. Fallout Spreads and Contaminates the Earth – Radioactivity can be transmitted to metals, nonmetals, soil and even the air surrounding a nuclear blast

If a 20-megaton nuclear bomb were to explode at ground level, literally millions of tons of surrounding earth will be drawn upward by the explosion and
rendered radioactive. A titanic depression will be left on the surface of the ground as the materials are catapulted into the atmosphere by the blast.

2. Radioactive Fallout is More Severe Than Nuclear Shock waves and Heat Blasts – Nuclear bombs and weaponry wouldn’t be so frightful if they didn’t carry
radioactivity with them. Thousands of tons of TNT would be better than a single, 5-megaton nuclear bomb.

Why? Because TNT is not radioactive and while it will destroy structures and claim lives, it will not cause long term poisoning of the earth, water and air.
Nuclear weaponry on the other hand, ensures continued destruction at all levels of existence from macro to molecular. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

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The heat and shock wave created by a nuclear blast affects structures and people living within 30 to 50 miles of the explosion. Radioactive fallout, thanks to
rain, erosion and wind, can seriously damage human populations within seven thousand square miles of the blast site.

This figure applies to a smaller nuclear blast caused by a 5-megaton nuclear bomb. The radius of effective radioactivity can go up significantly if a
20-megaton bomb is used instead. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

3. Length of Time Determines Habitability of Affected Areas – After the first few days of a nuclear blast, radioactive materials in the surrounding areas of
a blast will quickly begin to disintegrate. This disintegration is a natural occurrence; it is called “nuclear decay.”

If a home was only moderately exposed to fallout, in about two weeks time the radioactive strength of any remaining contaminated materials will only be 0.1%.
However, nuclear experts would still need to measure the radioactivity of a house before it can be declared safe for human habitation once again.

How can you protect yourself from a nuclear blast and the resulting fall out?

Being out in the open is definitely not an option if there has been a nuclear blast. The best way to prepare for a nuclear blast is by creating a shelter at
the lowest part of your home (the basement).

Here are some guidelines in creating a nuclear blast shelter:

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1. Location Matters – You need to put as much distance as you can between the effective level of the blast and yourself. Pick a corner in the basement that
is as far away as possible from doors and windows leading outside.

2. Improvise & Fortify – An improvised shelter can quickly be assembled with furniture and anything else you can find. The thicker and heavier the layers of
protection, the more protected you will be from heat, shock waves and windswept fallout.

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You can even use dense, packed snow to protect yourself from nuclear fallout should a blast occur. Use anything you can find in your surroundings to absorb
all the energy that a nuclear explosion generates.

3. Block Openings and Take Shelter – If you have time, it would help if you can block all windows and doors that link directly outside. The extra barriers
will help absorb the elements of the blast and will also help reduce any direct damage to your fallout shelter.

4. Cushion Any Room Used as Shelter – In the event that your house doesn’t have a basement, go to the center most room in your house and cover the walls with
everything you can find. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack fallout Shelter)

Block windows and doors and stay as low as possible to stay protected from the blast and heat. Stay away from upper rooms that are closest to the walls as
these will most likely experience the greatest structural damage in your home. (fallout shelter)


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How To Survive A Nuclear Attack


What is a nuclear explosion?

A nuclear explosion occurs when vast quantities of heat, light and energy are released by a device or bomb that contains the capability to initiate nuclear reactions continuously and at a speedy rate.


As you may already know, a handful of countries (including the United States) have weaponized nuclear technology as a deterrent for any hostile actions from potential enemy states.


Weaponized nuclear technology has been around since World War II. Historically, nuclear bombs have only been detonated twice for specific war purposes, both times by the U.S. military.


Today’s blog post will explore the various events that take place immediately after a nuclear explosion.

There are many kinds of nuclear explosions; some are peaceful while others are obviously initiated to cause mass damage. In order to survive a nuclear explosion, you first have to familiarize yourself with the nature and extent of damage that this type of explosion can cause. (How To Survive A Nuclear Attack)


What can you expect during a sudden nuclear explosion?


The exact magnitude of the damage that a nuclear explosion can cause can be calculated by the type of weapon or bomb used to create the explosion.


For example, a 5-megaton nuclear bomb would have the capacity to decimate a large metropolis with millions of residents.


Hostile organizations and states unfortunately have access to a wide variety of weaponized nuclear technologies.


It’s impossible to predict the exact damage caused after a nuclear explosion. Therefore we must familiarize ourselves with how this type of explosion can harm human life and destroy property.

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Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, displays the heavy scarring on his back, soon after leaving hospital, 13th August 1951. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


  1. Cover Your Eyes – If you can see the site of an actual nuclear explosion, you can go temporarily blind.


Shielding the eyes is a must as our eyes are not designed to handle the extreme light emitted by nuclear particles. Light emitted during a nuclear explosion can last up to fifteen seconds after the initial explosion.


  1. Beware of Fires – A nuclear explosion doesn’t just generate an extreme amount of light. Where there’s light, there’s also heat.


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Heat from nuclear fission or nuclear fusion can set man made structures on fire from a staggering distance of 20 miles. So if your home is only 5 or 10 miles away from a blast, be ready for sudden blazes in your home and in the surrounding areas.


  1. Shield Your Skin – Human skin is extremely fragile and its fragility can be seen most clearly during a nuclear explosion. A person who is standing only 15 miles from a blast can suffer from terrible, disfiguring burns similar to being in the direct line of an open flamethrower.


Extend the distance to 18 miles (just 3 miles more) and an exposed person in an open environment will still experiencing severe blistering. If the victim is approaching a blast area, he will begin to experience “nuclear burn” (a skin condition similar to sunburn) up to 23 miles away.


  1. The Heat Wave – The heat generated by a nuclear blast is delayed, much like the sound of thunder after a lightning strike. It may take several seconds before you can feel the heat wave descending upon your area.
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The farther away you are from a nuclear blast, the longer the heat’s delay.


If you happen to be far away from the site of a nuclear blast (20+ miles away), you have approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute to take care from the heat blast, which can cause severe burns. Take cover as soon as possible!


  1. Expect Structural Damage – Major structural damage can occur immediately after a nuclear blast. If the distance of the physical structure is 3 to 5 miles from the blast area, complete destruction will occur.


Roofs, ceilings, walls and all inner frameworks of homes and buildings will collapse or burn. All life within these structures is extremely likely to be gone along with the structure itself.


All homes standing within a  7 to 15 miles radius of a blast site will still be exposed to the nuclear shock wave and tremendous amounts of heat; such structures will require major rebuilding and repair and will likely be irradiated and unsafe for human habitation.

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this photo was taken on January 30, 2015 shows the eastern part of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab.

The figures mentioned above apply only to a smaller 5-megaton nuclear bomb. Should a 20-megaton nuclear device detonate, the severe damage radius will increase by roughly 20%.


This estimate does not take into account the presence of natural formations such as valleys and mountains.

If a mountain stands between your home and a nuclear blast area and you are 30 miles from it, it’s possible that your home will only suffer from relatively light damage. However, the risk of irradiation remains high.

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It’s easy to think “that won’t happen to me” but how many others say the same, and now live a life of pain regret, guilt and anguish.. if they were lucky enough to survive at all? Every year, thousands upon thousands die from riots, crime, terrorism acts and natural disasters, don’t become another statistic.

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