If A Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here's Why You Should Never, Ever Get In A Car

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Danielle Andrew 25 May 2017, 18:53

Finally, tune in.

"Try to use whatever communication tools you have," Buddemeier said, adding that a hand-cranked radio is a good object to keep at work and home, since emergency providers would be broadcasting instructions, tracking the fallout cloud, and identifying where any safe corridors for escape could be.

There is one exception to the "no cars" rule, Buddemeier says: If you're in a parking garage with your car, the concrete might act as a shield. In that case, you could stay there and listen to a radio inside your car.

If everyone were to follow these guidelines after a nuclear blast, he says, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved.


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