The odds of a full scale nuclear war are next to nil in today's world, but not so long ago the threat hung over this nation like a coastal fog at sunrise. This Cold War era public information film illustrates some of the actions and procedures taken to prepare for the possibility of a nuclear attack.
The actual physical damage from a nuclear detonation is limited to the blast zone area, which variese dependent upon the size of the warhead used. But the greater threat that faces a nation at risk would be the resulting radiological fallout from that detonation.
Radioactive particles can hang suspended in the atmosphere, jostled about for weeks, months or years before finally settling to earth. These particles are what the nation at large needs to prepare against. We can do so by building and supplying appropriate shelters that are dense enough to prohibit the passage of these particles.
Fallout has a decay rate in that the risk of contamination decreases over time, and so a shelter, properly stocked can protect us from that fallout until such time has passsed whereby the danger of contamination is minimal.
Enjoy the film and learn about what actions can be taken to prepare for the effects of a nuclear or radioactive threat. While possible, it is unlikely we will see such a weapon as a megaton sized warhead used against us, but a very real possibility exists that a terrorist or criminal organization, or rogue country may attempt to use a smaller 'dirty bomb' or other radiological disoersion device(RDD) against us in some fashion.
Replace fear with knowledge. Get prepared and you can survive.