How to Survive Nuclear Fallout
Should a nuclear catastrophe happen to occur near or even around you, it is just as important to survive the fallout of the disaster as it is to survive the disaster itself. So, if you’ve read “How to Survive A Nuclear Attack,” then this should probably follow that up.
Put plenty of distance between yourself and the blast site/ origin of the fallout. Move at least 20 miles (32 km) away from where you are before you take true shelter. Drive your car with the windows rolled up. If no car is available, ride a bike or run as fast as you can to safety,but do not exhaust yourself.
Find shelter. If you are unable to find or be allowed into a designated fallout shelter, move into the basement of a concrete building. Make sure that there are minimal windows. Should there be windows, cover them.
Gather water. Basement tank water and most piped waters may be safe to drink, unless you are within 25–30 miles (40–48 km) from the blast site. In this case, dams and water treatment plants may be contaminated.
Gather food. Refrain from eating food from opened packages, even if they have been resealed.
Always wash your hands before eating and drinking.
Stay in your shelter. Listen for emergency or rescue announcements from an available radio, or even a TV.
Should you hear rescue helicopters, wrap your entire face in gauze or a tight bandana before you go outside, and cover your eyes with goggles or similar.Use glass, a small mirror, or even a CD or DVD to grab the helicopters attention.