Special Report

What to Do Before, During, and After a Nuclear Attack

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6. Remove any dust from your clothes

With your mouth and nose still covered, brush, shake, or wipe any dust particles off your skin. Do this in an area with good air flow.

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7. Remove clothing

Your clothing is likely contaminated, so you should remove it. You should also shower and change clothes before you enter the shelter.

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8. Move someplace safe

If possible, find a fallout shelter or basement and face away from the direction that the wind is blowing.

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9. Seal off the outside

When you’ve found shelter, seal the doors and windows and turn off ventilation systems until the fallout cloud has passed – then unseal the doors and windows to permit some air to circulate.

10. Stay inside

Stay inside until reliable sources on local radio or TV or the internet say that it’s safe to emerge. If you have to leave your shelter, cover your mouth and nose with a damp towel.

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