What should I do in case of air strike?

What should I do in case of air strike?

Lie on the ground with your hands over your head and with your mouth slightly open. Ensure a supply of drinking water (e.g. fill bathtub with water) and food and turn off the electricity and the gas. Look at the air raid. Go out and take photos of the air raid.

How long do you have to stay in a fallout shelter?

about two weeks
Most government manuals recommend staying inside a fallout shelter for about two weeks. Although the amount of time it takes for radiation to disappear varies, from a few days to two weeks, most people take the “better safe than sorry” stance on this issue.

What do you do in an air raid shelter?

Upon the sounding of an air raid alarm, turn off all gas and electric burners but do not turn off pilot lights. Do not turn off gas line valves or pull main switches. Extinguish all fireplace fires. Do not use flashlights or matches out of doors.

What should I bring to an air raid shelter?

We would take a flask of tea and some currant loaf. A treat would be a saucer with a spoonful of sugar and a spoonful of cocoa powder mixed together and we’d dip our fingers in! You would always take your gas mask, a torch and a radio down to the shelter so that you knew what was going on.

How much did air raid precautions get paid?

From the 1 September 1939 a small percentage of ARP wardens were full-time and were paid a salary (£3 for men, £2 for women), but most were part-time volunteers who carried out their ARP duties as well as full-time jobs.

What was the daily role of an air raid warden?

During a raid, wardens were responsible for monitoring and reporting bomb damage, and for helping to coordinate the response of other civil defence services. These eight objects are just some of the things an air raid warden might have needed during the Blitz.

How much did air raid shelters cost?

The colliery closed in 1859-60 and the tunnel remained closed for almost 80 years until 1939, when the part of it which ran under the centre of Newcastle, at a depth of about 12 metres (sufficient to be considered bomb-proof) was converted into an air raid shelter at a cost of £37,000.

Are air raid shelters protected?

However, the air-raid shelters are built to protect the civilian population, so protection against a direct hit is of secondary value.

What are the different types of air raid shelters?

For domestic use, there were three main types of air-raid shelters:

  • Anderson shelters.
  • Brick-built shelters.
  • Morrison shelters.
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What was it like during an air raid?

People were angry and scared about the air raids Factories reported that the day after an air raid, people did not work as hard because they were upset. Special church services were held to read out the names of the dead.