Special Report

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

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11. Use stored food and drinking water

Avoid local food or open water, which will likely be contaminated, and use the supplies you’ve stockpiled.

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12. Prevent infection

Clean and cover any open wounds on your body to prevent infection and remove nuclear fallout from affected areas.

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13. Listen to the radio or television

Listen for information on evacuation routes, temporary shelters, and recommended procedures on local radio or television stations or check dependable online sources.

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14. Take your emergency supplies

Take clean food and water with you, along with other necessities such as flashlight, first aid kit, and battery-operated radio, when you leave your shelter.

15. On your way out, reseal the shelter

As you leave your shelter, close and lock windows and doors, and turn off air conditioning, vents, fans, and furnaces.

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