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60 Seconds of Advice on How to Survive Being Attacked by Nuclear Missiles – 60 Seconds of Advice on How to Survive a Nuclear Attack

IF A NUCLEAR WEAPON MAY BE HEADING TOWARDS YOU RIGHT NOW

You can greatly increase your chance of surviving. The 3 principles are:

  1. SHIELDING: Shield inside behind heavy and dense materials like walls, concrete, bricks, books and earth.
    • Best: Run as far underground as you can (eg. a basement or subway).
    • Second best: the windowless centre on the middle floors of a thick, wide building.
    • Third best: The most shielded part of a residential house. Do this even if you are far away.
  2. DISTANCE: The farther from the blast the better.
  3. FALLOUT: The explosion may create and disperse deadly radioactive dust. Hide from any air, dust or other material from outside. Do this even if you are far away, as fallout can travel far on wind. The radiation will only be 1% as strong after 2 weeks.

What to do now:

If exposed to any fallout/dust, for example after being outside:

IF UNDER ATTACK GO DO THE ABOVE NOW AND QUICKLY. GOOD LUCK!

If you are not under attack now, continue reading:

Main source: https://www.ready.gov/nuclear-blast

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This website was first created in late 2017 to provide fast advice for people in major cities who are figuring out what to do once nuclear weapons have already been launched, and they have under 10 minutes to act.

It was particularly written for people in San Francisco, which was a target city for new North Korean nuclear missiles at the time. But it should be relevant to a much wider range of people.

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Last updated: February 2019.

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