This article just about made my day, Nuclear blast victims would have to wait.
The White House has warned state and local governments not to expect a “significant federal response” at the scene of a terrorist nuclear attack for 24 to 72 hours after the blast, according to a planning guide.
Let me get this straight. My city is hit by a nuclear blast. My family and I happen to survive, but what with all the radioactive scenery outside, we have to hunker down. We have food, water, a portable toilet, extra TP, some board games, and now I learn that we’ll be on our own until the federal government feels up to coming to our rescue. Realistically, that could be…never.
Just in case you think this is so unlikely as to never happen, here’s what one official had to say:
The prospect is anything but far-fetched, says Rick Nelson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Do I think in my lifetime I’ll see the detonation of a nuclear device? I do.”
One challenge he says, will be to persuade survivors to stay indoors, shielded from dangerous radiation until they’re given the all-clear or told to evacuate. “In all likelihood, families will be separated,” he says. “It’s going to be scary to sit tight, though it’s the right thing to do.”
A nuclear event like this would challenge even the hardiest Survival Mom, and that would include me. I’d be okay staying indoors. We could probably get a lot of housework done, but what if an attack occurred while my kids were at their grandma’s or at Vacation Bible School? What if we had no idea where my husband was or if he was even alive?
Considering the matter-of-fact tone of this article, I’d say that adding some type of communication plan to our To Do lists would be timely. In what ways could you get and receive information if all phone systems were down?
You know, at least this government official is honest and isn’t telling us to just crawl under desks and tables to weather out a nuclear blast. One piece of good news is that most of us on the prepper journey are already well-prepared for various emergencies and scenarios. Check out the information here for advice that goes beyond, “stock up on food and water.”