What do you do in case of a nuclear attack?

What do you do in case of a nuclear attack?


  • Get inside the nearest building to avoid radiation.
  • Remove contaminated clothing and wipe off or wash unprotected skin if you were outside after the fallout arrived.
  • Go to the basement or middle of the building.
  • Stay inside for 24 hours unless local authorities provide other instructions.

Would you feel anything in a nuclear explosion?

Pretty much anything within 3 miles of the detonation center is instantly gone – converted from solid matter (including people) into atoms almost instantly. These would be the lucky ones. They won’t feel a thing.

What happens to the body in a nuclear explosion?

Bright FLASH can cause temporary blindness for less than a minute. BLAST WAVE can cause death, injury, and damage to structures several miles out from the blast. RADIATION can damage cells of the body. Large exposures can cause radiation sickness. FIRE AND HEAT can cause death, burn injuries, and damage to structures several miles out.

How are people exposed to a Nuclear Blast?

External exposure would occur when people were exposed to radiation outside of their bodies from the blast or its fallout. Internal exposure would occur when people ate food or breathed air that was contaminated with radioactive fallout. Both internal and external exposure from fallout could occur miles away from the blast site.

How long does it take for fallout from a nuclear explosion to reach the ground?

A nuclear explosion may occur with or without a few minutes warning. Fallout is most dangerous in the first few hours after the detonation when it is giving off the highest levels of radiation. It takes time for fallout to arrive back to ground level, often more than 15 minutes for areas outside of the immediate blast damage zones.

What are the long term effects of a Nuclear Blast?

A nuclear blast can also lead to many long term effects on human health, and can cause cataracts, thyroid disease, birth defects and cancer.