TAMPA, Fla. (WTRF) — A government website, Ready.Gov, wants American citizens to be prepared for a nuclear explosion, just in case.
The website gives specific details on what to do if there is enough time to avoid significant radiation exposure.
- Go Inside: Enter the nearest building to avoid radiation. Brick or concrete are best.
- Stay indoors: Stay indoors for 24 hours, unless local authorities provide other instructions.
- Stay tuned: Tune in to all available media for official information, such as when it’s safe to go out and where you need to go.
- Prepare now: Identify shelter locations.
The website indicates if you are outside before a nuclear explosion to protect yourself from the explosion behind anything that might offer protection. Lie on your stomach to protect exposed skin from heat and flying debris. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, if possible. If you are in a vehicle, pull over carefully and duck into the vehicle.
After the explosions, take off your clothes and take a shower. Additionally, the website states that it is safe to eat and drink packaged food that was inside a building.
You can read more information here