The threat of nuclear war is a terrifying prospect, but it is possible to survive if you know what to do. In this article, we'll discuss the steps you need to take to protect yourself from the consequences of a nuclear attack. First and foremost, you must seek shelter immediately. If you're in a stable structure such as a basement or fire escape, you can stay there for a few days if needed.
If your building is destroyed, you'll need to move to an intact nearby structure and lock all doors, windows and air spaces. The best place to seek shelter is an underground area, such as a basement or tunnel. Once you're in your protected area, ration food and water to make sure there's enough for everyone. To help reduce the amount of radiation you are exposed to, reinforce walls and roof with dirt, tent materials, or anything else that you can easily access without being exposed to radiation from going outside.
When you can leave your shelter, be sure to wear head-to-toe clothing to avoid burns. To learn how to diagnose radiation sickness, keep reading. In all three zones - fire, explosion and nuclear rain - the best thing to do is to stay inside and bend down. To reduce the amount of radiation you are exposed to, reinforce walls and roof with dirt, tent materials, or anything else that you can easily access without being exposed to radiation from going outside.
When it's safe to leave your shelter, be sure to wear head-to-toe clothing to avoid burns. To help diagnose radiation sickness, look for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue and skin rashes. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. It's also important to be aware of the long-term effects of exposure to nuclear rain. According to the book Effects of Nuclear Weapons, the long-term effects are much smaller than is probably thought.
Finally, it's important to remember that Civil Defense programs can do more than many active defense measures when it comes to surviving a nuclear war. This means finding a place where you can take cover and protect yourself from explosion and radiation. By following these steps and taking the necessary precautions, you can increase your chances of surviving a nuclear attack.