Author: Allen Bobinac
On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people with tens of thousands more died of radiation exposure.
According to many people, we are on a verge of a world war. Just 60 years after world war II and millions of deaths, history just might repeat itself. The sound that can describe human history hasn’t changed. It’s the sound of beating war drums.
If you find yourself in this situation, know that nuclear attacks do not always mean immediate death, they can be survived. Immediately look for shelter, preferably you should be looking for underground areas such as basements and buildings made out of thick materials like concrete or brick, they’re an ideal structure that shields from radiation. Avoid wooden structures. Once you find safety give yourself time before leaving the shelter, at least two weeks.
If you are not indoors when the bomb hits keep your eyes closed and do not look at the fireball, once the blast is over, look for a shelter and wash yourself to remove any radioactive particles and dispose of the clothes. If you are safe and unharmed after the blast you will face the most difficult part of the process, the waiting.
“Our world faces a crisis as yet unperceived by those possessing power to make great decisions for good or evil. The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe”. Albert Einstein
After two weeks it’s time head out and get away from the contaminated area.