ERIC Number: ED070627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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In Time of Emergency. A Citizen's Handbook on Nuclear Attack and Natural Disasters.
Office of Civil Defense (DOD), Washington, DC.
A major emergency affecting a large number of people may occur anytime and any place. Natural disasters such as a flood, tornado, fire, hurricane, blizzard or earthquake, or an enemy nuclear attack on the United States may all constitute a major emergency. In any type of general disaster, lives can be saved if people are prepared for the emergency and know what actions to take when it occurs. This citizen handbook contains basic information on both nuclear attack and major natural disasters, and supplements any specific instructions issued by local governments due to unique conditions which may exist in some communities. Part I is concerned with nuclear attack and basic actions to take. Defined are the hazards of nuclear attack, warning signals, and a checklist of emergency actions. Also explained are fallout shelters, public and private; improvising fallout protection; supplies for fallout shelters; water, food, and sanitation in a shelter; fire hazards; and emergency care of the sick and injured. Part II discusses preparations and emergency actions that will help individuals cope with major natural disasters--floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, and earthquakes. A subject index is included for quick reference. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Civil Defense (DOD), Washington, DC.