Government website wants to prepare you for a nuclear explosion, just in case

  
Via:  Trout Giggles  •  4 months ago  •  58 comments

By:   KMPH Staff

Government website wants to prepare you for a nuclear explosion, just in case
“Nuclear explosions can cause significant damage and casualties from blast, heat, and radiation but you can keep your family safe by knowing what to do and being prepared if it occurs,” said Ready via its website.

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FRESNO, Calif. ( KMPH ) — Ready.gov, which is a public service site that prepares Americans for disasters, recently updated its website to include a nuclear explosion emergency.

While there has been no indication that a nuclear explosion emergency is on the horizon, Ready wants to get you prepared, just in case.

Nuclear explosions can cause significant damage and casualties from blast, heat, and radiation but you can keep your family safe by knowing what to do and being prepared if it occurs,” said Ready via its website.

You can view some of the nuclear explosion emergency tips down below:

  • Get inside the nearest building to avoid radiation, brick and concrete are the best.
  • Remove contaminated clothing and wipe off or wash unprotected skin
  • Go to the basement or middle of the building
  • Stay inside for 24 hours unless local authorities provide other instructions
  • Keep your pets inside

Those interested can view the complete list of tips, here .


Ready also mentions that nuclear devices can range from big to small. Some devices are portable and can be carried by a person, while others are much larger and take the form of deadly missiles.

Although the website was recently updated to include nuclear explosions, Ready does have a wealth of tips for those who might experience earthquakes, avalanches, home fires, floods, extreme heat, and many others.


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Trout Giggles
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1  seeder  Trout Giggles    4 months ago

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Trout Giggles
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2  seeder  Trout Giggles    4 months ago

Welcome to the nightmares of my childhood.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    4 months ago

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    4 months ago
There is no such thing as safe with nuclear bombs exploding all around you.

Depending on type, distance and length of exposure there is hope (not a lot, but some is better than none). I was on our unit's decontamination team when I was in the Army in the 80's. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilgenius @3    4 months ago

My mobility team trained in radiological decon. We were also supposed to do chem decon on patients but we never learned it

My opinion is that if the bombs don't get ya the radiation sickness will. And then there will be the collapse of society and possibly nuclear winter.

I really have to stop watching post-apocalyptic movies....

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    4 months ago
My opinion is that if the bombs don't get ya the radiation sickness will.

Unless one get's treated quickly, you're correct. It's hours to days depending on type and amount of exposure. 

I really have to stop watching post-apocalyptic movies....

One of my favorite nerd genre. I need to check out Station Eleven on HBO Max. From what I do know about it, it's about the rebuilding of society after a collapse. It looks more upbeat than most.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.2  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    4 months ago

We just got HBO Max. Now I have something else to watch.

HBO did a movie about 20 or so years ago called "By Dawn's Early Light". It's on Prime Video now. Ever see it?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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3.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    4 months ago
And then there will be the collapse of society and possibly nuclear winter.

But that might reverse global warming, I'm a glass half full kinda guy.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3.1.4  evilgenius  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.2    4 months ago
HBO did a movie about 20 or so years ago called "By Dawn's Early Light". It's on Prime Video now. Ever see it?

I might have... it would have been on my video rental list in 1990... I'll check it out and see. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.5  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.3    4 months ago

It's good to have a positive attitude

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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3.1.6  1stwarrior  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    4 months ago

Yeah - our Bio team always told folks that, if you can say "What was that?", you stand a pretty good chance of being "fairly" OK as opposed to becoming a chrispy critter.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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3.1.7  Nowhere Man  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.2    4 months ago
HBO did a movie about 20 or so years ago called "By Dawn's Early Light". It's on Prime Video now. Ever see it?

That's now a Classic.... Watched it when it originally came out... Powers Booth and Rebekah De Mornay... James Earl Jones has a stellar role in it as well...

Must see type movie... "Everyone's doing there duty today"

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    4 months ago
"I really have to stop watching post-apocalyptic movies...."

Now THERE'S a relevant and current idea for my next quiz.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.9  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.8    4 months ago

I just might be able to ace that one

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.9    4 months ago

I started checking it out.  There aren't enough nuclear war movies so I'll have to include them with dystopian apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic ones.  You'll get your notice when it's done.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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3.1.11  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.10    4 months ago
You'll get your notice when it's done.

I'm down for that, bring it...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @3.1.11    4 months ago

You're on, of course.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.13  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.10    4 months ago

there are if you count TV movies

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1.14  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.13    4 months ago

I just took a look at a list of Amazon movies under their designation of Nuclear War Movies, and although their list is quite long, it concerns me for when it comes to scoring submissions when it has movies like Fried Green Tomatoes on it.  However, I will give it a shot.  (I hope that by my using that common expression nobody thinks I'm in favour of guns.)

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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3.1.15  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1.14    4 months ago

I don't think anyone will get that idea brother...

Yeah Amazon depends on what the DVD case says about them which is a joke as far as subject matter... I could put together a pretty good list but then it wouldn't fair if I participated would it...

IMDB isn't much help either, as usual there are so many movies that cross over it practically useless for anything war related... It's not an easy genra to isolate my friend...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.2  Ozzwald  replied to  evilgenius @3    4 months ago
There is no such thing as safe with nuclear bombs exploding all around you.
Depending on type, distance and length of exposure there is hope (not a lot, but some is better than none). I was on our unit's decontamination team when I was in the Army in the 80's. 

LOL!!! 

I remember in school them doing drills in case of a nuclear bomb.  Apparently school desks are impenetrable to radiation and explosives, because they told us to be safe we needed to curl up under one.  And we practiced it monthly.

Update:

Damn!  Should have read Snuffy's next comment thread first.......

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ozzwald @3.2    4 months ago

"Duck and cover"

what a joke

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3.2.2  evilgenius  replied to  Ozzwald @3.2    4 months ago
I remember in school them doing drills in case of a nuclear bomb.

We did those under the desk drills for bombs and against the wall in the hallway drills for tornadoes. It was so confusing...

 
 
 
Ender
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3.2.3  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    4 months ago

512

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2.4  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @3.2.3    4 months ago

I was born in 1962 and I think they stopped doing the duck and cover drills by the time I started 1st grade. There were still plenty of fallout shelters around, tho

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.2.5  Jack_TX  replied to  Ozzwald @3.2    4 months ago
Apparently school desks are impenetrable to radiation and explosives, because they told us to be safe we needed to curl up under one.

It's not actually the desk.

It's the gum underneath.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.2.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jack_TX @3.2.5    4 months ago

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Ender
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3.2.7  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.4    4 months ago

Yeah, we never did it. The only thing we had was fire drills.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.2.8  Ozzwald  replied to  evilgenius @3.2.2    4 months ago
We did those under the desk drills for bombs and against the wall in the hallway drills for tornadoes. It was so confusing...

Just remember, desks are protection from radiation, lockers protect you from hurricane speed winds.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2.9  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Jack_TX @3.2.5    4 months ago

That's funny

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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3.2.10  Drakkonis  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.4    4 months ago

Born the same year. Probably should restart the calendar as year 0. 

Never did the duck and cover drills but I remember the testing of the air raid sirens. I think they were once a month. And the B52's (not the band) taking off and landing at the air base, even though it was miles away. B52's are freaking loud!

 
 
 
shona1
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3.2.11  shona1  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.9    4 months ago

Morning...I grew up in the 60's and we never did anything like that in school..we were completely oblivious to nuclear war etc..

They probably thought it would never reach us... certainly not the case now...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2.12  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @3.2.11    4 months ago

Did you ever watch "On the Beach" with Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner? It's about a post nuclear war Australia. The rest of the world had been devastated by the bombs and fall out but Australia had been spared...until the fall out reached them.

Really good movie

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.2.13  Krishna  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.12    4 months ago

    I watched it, great movie.   

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.3  Krishna  replied to  evilgenius @3    4 months ago

                                         Probably not too safe either when Russian troops fire on a yuge  Nuclear Reactor in Ukraine.     

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.3.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @3.3    4 months ago

                                                               Breaking news: Apparently theRussians hit a training building  not a reactor?                    

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.3.2  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @3.3    4 months ago

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Krishna
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3.3.3  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @3.3.2    4 months ago

Stock futures lower on the news.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4  magicschoolbusdropout    4 months ago

While there has been no indication that a nuclear explosion emergency is on the horizon, Ready wants to get you prepared, just in case.

Re-Employment boost for Americans......Bunkers - R - Us ?

 
 
 
Snuffy
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4.1  Snuffy  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @4    4 months ago

No need, just go purchase an old school desk.  Problem solved...   hehe

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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4.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Snuffy @4.1    4 months ago
No need, just go purchase an old school desk.  Problem solved...   hehe

Safest Place, Like Ever. LOL !

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Snuffy @4.1    4 months ago

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1stwarrior
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4.1.3  1stwarrior  replied to  Snuffy @4.1    4 months ago

And, you get all that free gum and nasty carved-in notes 'bout how Jill did................. with Tommy, the new jock.

THAT would be interesting.

 
 
 
shona1
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4.1.4  shona1  replied to  1stwarrior @4.1.3    4 months ago

At least you would have something to read while under the desk..

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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4.1.5  Drakkonis  replied to  Snuffy @4.1    4 months ago
No need, just go purchase an old school desk.  Problem solved...   hehe

I expect someone is going to market some stupid piece of crap, like a plastic nuclear proof rainsuit, soon. 

That said, if one survives a nuclear attack, it seems the most important thing is to avoid the fallout. The most important aspect of that is to not inhale irradiated material. You're basically screwed if you do because it's like having a fire inside your body, only slow. You can wash off irradiated molecules off your skin but not from your lungs. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1.6  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Drakkonis @4.1.5    4 months ago

You have to get the fallout dust off of you as soon as possible tho. Most fallout will be alpha particles which while large and highly irradiated move slowly which is why they do so much damage to the inside of the body. They're stopped by skin but if there's a cut or sore they could enter the body

 
 
 
Snuffy
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4.1.7  Snuffy  replied to  Drakkonis @4.1.5    4 months ago
plastic nuclear proof rainsuit

wow,  great idea...   Now where did I put that phone number for Shark Tank Try-outs...      hehe

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     4 months ago

Back to the cold war.

 
 
 
shona1
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5.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @5    4 months ago

Did we ever leave it??

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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5.1.1  Drakkonis  replied to  shona1 @5.1    4 months ago
Did we ever leave it??

LOL, and that's what sucks. How is it that most people on the planet just want to have food to eat, a shelter to live in and clothes to wear, maybe have a beer and bbq on the weekend and we end up with the crap we have? 

 
 
 
Steve Ott
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5.1.2  Steve Ott  replied to  Drakkonis @5.1.1    4 months ago

"That's the way, god planned it. That's the way, god wants it to be." Billy Preston

 
 
 
Drakkonis
PhD Guide
5.1.3  Drakkonis  replied to  Steve Ott @5.1.2    4 months ago

Billy must be an idiot, then. 

 
 
 
shona1
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5.1.4  shona1  replied to  Drakkonis @5.1.1    4 months ago

Morning Draky...how does that song go..

Everybody wants to rule the world..

Says it all...

Second day of Autumn here and it's grey and gloomy...makes you wonder if it is a sign of what's to come...

You would think that the world would have enough on its plate with the virus..but oh no.. lets go and start a war...

 
 
 
Steve Ott
Professor Quiet
5.1.5  Steve Ott  replied to  Drakkonis @5.1.3    4 months ago

1969 was a rather more optimistic time.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
PhD Guide
5.1.6  Drakkonis  replied to  shona1 @5.1.4    4 months ago

Sup? How's reverse world? Thanks for reminding me not everything is tied to the orbit of the Earth or how us Yanks do it. Not sure we've talked but gotta say, love your input. 

Everybody wants to rule the world..

Ain't that the thing, though? Most people want to get through the first five hardest days after the weekend to have a beer and bbq but some just gotta make things hard. Thing is, we let them. Like the tail is waggin the dog. 

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
5.1.7  shona1  replied to  Drakkonis @5.1.6    4 months ago

Anoon. .yep most people just want to enjoy life and get on with it.. always some bloody feral who wants to stuff it up..

The sun has come out and the gloom has lifted. Sitting here eating some KFC over looking the harbour..the ships are unloading some wind towers.

All is right with this end of the earth, pity it is not with the other end...

Enjoy your evening as I think I will go and hit the waves. This maybe the last gasp of summer..🇦🇺🇦🇺🇺🇦🇺🇦

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @5.1.7    4 months ago

At least, according to the movie "On the Beach", Australia's the last place on Earth the radiation will devastate.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
5.1.9  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.8    4 months ago

Hmmmm not sure if that is a good or bad thing....

Well we are ahead of the rest of the world in time other than the Kiwis...so in this case we will be the last ones standing....and we can rule the world... what's left of it..

 
 

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