Nothing is more unsettling than being told what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Here is the advice from the authorities in New York, USA.
The New York City Department of Emergency Management has released a video explaining what to do if a nuclear event occurs in or near the city, indicates IFL Science.
“New York City authorities have a wealth of free resources for New Yorkers to prepare for emergencies, including no-notice events,” New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said in a statement.
“You, your friends, your family… come in”
“As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it’s important that New Yorkers know that we are preparing for any impending threats and providing them with the resources they need to stay safe and informed.”
“Come in, quick!”, it explains. “You, your friends, your family… come inside. And no, sitting in the car is not an option. You must enter a building and move away from the windows.”
“Stay indoors. Close all doors and windows. Do you have a basement? go there If you don’t have one, go as far into the middle of the building as you can. If you were outside after the explosion, clean up immediately.”
Why not use hair conditioner in case of a nuclear attack?
At this point, you should pack all your outer clothing to keep the radioactive material away from you and anyone nearby. Although it’s not in the video, we strongly recommend not using conditioner on your hair in the event of a nuclear attack. As the federal government recommends, the conditioner will “bind the radioactive material to your hair, preventing it from rinsing out.”
“Stay alert,” the video concludes, and “watch the media for more information.” Let’s hope it’s advice we never have to follow.