Nuclear radiation is a serious safety hazard that can be caused by natural or man-made disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes. With the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and the threat of Russia using tactical nuclear weapons in its war against Ukraine, it's more important than ever to be prepared for a nuclear disaster. In the United States, there are 99 nuclear reactors in 30 states, so Americans must be even more aware of the potential risks. If you find yourself in a situation where you may be exposed to nuclear radiation, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
The first step is to lock and lock all windows and doors. If possible, turn off fans, air conditioners, and forced air heating units that bring in air from outside. Then, enter the nearest building to avoid radiation. The heavier and denser the materials (thick walls, concrete, or bricks) between you and the rain particles, the better.
As soon as you can, go in and stay there. Stay away from doors, tall furniture, and windows, as they will likely break. If the walls collapse, you'll have a chance to survive in a pocket in the rubble. Even if the chances of a nuclear attack are unlikely, being afraid of a nuclear disaster is not an irrational fear. All of these are viable options to protect yourself if the nuclear event is not too large and is not a total exchange of nuclear weapons.
It's important to stay informed about current events and be prepared for any potential nuclear disaster.