Nuclear explosions can cause immense destruction and devastation, and the potential for such an event is a real threat facing the world today. With the current situation with Iran and North Korea's repeated threats and nuclear tests, it is important to be informed on how to stay safe in the event of a nuclear attack. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) states that a significant amount of EMU, or “the approximate amount of nuclear material for which the possibility of manufacturing a nuclear explosive device cannot be excluded”, is 25 kg or 55.1 pounds. In the post-Cold War era (1991-today), the United States, along with other nations, faces a new type of nuclear threat.
Between 1991 and 2002, there were fourteen confirmed cases of theft of nuclear material usable for weapons from Russia's nuclear arsenal. In the event of a nuclear attack, it is important to take shelter immediately. Shelters are an essential element of civil defense against a nuclear attack, as the United States government directly advocated and funded nuclear rain shelters. It is also important to be aware of the phenomenon known as a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (PEM), an invisible burst of energy that can cut off power lines, telephone and Internet.
In order to stay safe during a nuclear attack, it is important to be aware of the potential threats and take necessary precautions. It is essential to have an emergency plan in place and know where to take shelter in the event of an attack. It is also important to be aware of the potential for radiation exposure and take steps to protect yourself from radiation poisoning. Additionally, it is important to stay informed on current events and be aware of any potential threats in your area.