Surviving Nuclear Attacks
This 1955 pamphlet from the United States Federal Civil Defense Administration
has guidelines on how U.S. citizens should protect themselves from a nuclear attack,
including this advice:
"The best protection against atomic or
hydrogen bombs is—don't be there!
For major cities, this means pre-attack evacuation."
View the pamphlet (PDF).
There are now about 25,000 nuclear weapons
said to be more than enough to plunge our entire planet into a 'nuclear winter'.2
The role of the United States Federal Civil Defense Administration is presently handled by the United States
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA was promenient in the news in 2005 as the U.S. federal agency
responsible for the response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
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