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Nuclear Preparedness A Priority As Nuclear Attack Fears Grow

It has been quite a while since the fears of a nuclear attack have been as high as they are currently.  With growing tensions in many areas of the world and the regular nuclear/missile tests by North Korea, there are more and more people planning for how to survive a nuclear blast.

CBS News reported how North Korea recently tested a missile that traveled into space and a distance of more than 1,000 miles before come down in the Sea of Japan.  They report that Californians in particular are increasingly taking action prepping for the unthinkable.

“Robert Levin, public health officer for Ventura County, says you can survive a limited nuclear blast by remembering one simple message: “Get inside, stay inside, stay tuned.”

During the Cold War, Americans were instructed to duck and cover in the event of a nuclear explosion, and that advice still holds true today.

“First you duck, and then you cover,” said Levin. “It’s just really important to know what to do.”

He says after a blast, you should try to get as close to the center of a building as you can and stay inside to avoid nuclear fallout.

If you do get covered in fallout; don’t panic, immediately remove any contaminated clothing, and rinse your body using soap and shampoo.”

Ventura County even released a number of PSA (Public Service Announcements) to help people prepare.



Some are taking their preparedness measures to the next level by investing in bomb shelters.

“Brian Fowler, with Atlas Survivor Shelters in Montebello, says he’s never been busier selling underground bomb shelters to people all over the world.

The steel shelters are installed 20 feet below ground and range in price from $19,000 to $165,000, and can have features as luxurious as showers, couches and big-screen TVs.”


Article via: www.cbsnews.com

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