WHAT TO DO IN A NUCLEAR ATTACK
Where to hide, which shelter to choose, and how far is far enough from the blast?
We’ve seen What North Korea can do, and even though it hasn’t been in the news lately, the experts we consulted say that terrorists are still trying to get dirty bombs into the country. The threat of a nuclear attack on the United States is higher than it’s been since Berlin had a wall down its centre and Weird Al had a movie career. But what would that attack entail? What kind of damage would a nuclear bomb cause, and what, if anything, could we do to get ready for it?
The fireball created by a nuclear bomb can reach tens of millions of degrees. The blast sends a shock wave that would destroy nearly everyone and everything within this first ring. The initial shock wave lessens after the first ring, but will still...