What if Ukraine War Goes Nuclear?
As pandemic fears are somewhat quieted, another threat is gaining attention. New Jersey transit buses are bearing the message below:
These appeared days after similar ads were placed in New York City subways, two months after the message appeared on poster boards in New Jersey shopping malls, and just before New York City Emergency Management created a TV Public Service Announcement telling New Yorkers what to do if a nuclear bomb hits. It is unlikely that officials are doing this for no reason.
These ads are likely to cause panic but lack the most basic information that could save millions of lives outside the zone of complete destruction. Most important: If you see a bright flash, drop to the ground behind or under any available cover.
Staying “tuned” is likely to be impossible unless you have a battery-powered radio, and officials are likely to be completely unprepared to help. Appropriate radiation monitoring instruments were discarded in the 1990s—and there won’t be one near where you are unless you have one yourself.
What you can do:
- Make sure that you and yours have the information on the 60-second training card.
- Consider obtaining a radiation detector suitable for wartime doses, or make a Kearny Fallout Meter yourself (instructions in Nuclear War Survival Skills).
- Download a copy of Nuclear War Survival Skills and print it out. Also, buy a printed copy—there is invaluable information for surviving any type of crisis.
- Read at least the first 30 pages.
- Be sure you have water, food, medications, batteries, and essential supplies.
- If you are a first responder, contact [email protected] regarding the possibility of obtaining expedient radiation detectors for yourself and your crew.
- Do not panic or despair. IF you have minimal knowledge, chances for survival and health are very good.
- Additional resources at www.ddponline.org and www.physiciansforvivildefense.org.
- Videos of the Arizona nuclear preparedness tour are at https://www.youtube.com/user/Roadman911.