NY city gives nuclear assault tutorial (VIDEO) — RT World Information

New York Metropolis’s Emergency Administration Division on Monday launched a 90-second video advising residents what to do in case of a nuclear assault. Officers stated there was no particular menace of an atomic assault, solely that now was nearly as good a time as any to launch the general public service announcement.

The video opens with a feminine presenter showing in opposition to a computer-generated background displaying town.

“So there’s been a nuclear assault,” she says. “Don’t ask me how or why, simply know that the Massive One has hit.”

She then tells New Yorkers there are three “vital steps” they should take, beginning with getting inside a constructing as quick as attainable. Step two entails barricading inside, ideally in a basement, and showering off any mud or radioactive residue if one was caught within the blast exterior – and survived someway. The ultimate step entails staying tuned to the media and the federal government to present an all-clear.

“Because the menace panorama continues to evolve, it will be important that New Yorkers know we’re getting ready for any imminent threats and are offering them with the assets they should keep protected and knowledgeable,” EMD commissioner Zach Iscol stated in an announcement.

A nuclear assault is a “low chance” however would have a “excessive influence,” his deputy Christina Farrell informed the radio station 1010 WINS. “I don’t know if there’s ever a good time to place out a nuclear preparedness PSA, however it is extremely vital, and we would like New Yorkers to be ready—so no time like the current.”

“We all know that this materials could be very critical and will be scary, frankly, however it is extremely vital,” Farrell added. “There isn’t a particular menace right now.”

Whereas Iscol and Farrell addressed the principle query concerning the PSA – its timing – the general public has requested about on social media, various skeptics identified that the recommendation within the video is of questionable worth in case of an precise nuclear warfare. Monday’s launch reminded most of the “Duck and Cowl” recommendation prevalent within the early years of the atomic age.

“That is about as useful as hiding below a blanket,” stated one Twitter consumer, mentioning New York Metropolis would merely be “gone.”

One other posted a map illustrating what a 15-megaton thermonuclear blast over Manhattan would do, suggesting there may not be anybody alive to observe the directions. 

That is reportedly the primary nuclear PSA produced in New York Metropolis since 1962, the 12 months of the Cuban missile disaster. 

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