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Nuclear Attacks and Natural Disasters

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In time of Emergency
a citizen’s handbook
on Nuclear Attack Natural Disasters
Department of Defense
1968

Straight from the 1960s, here is your comprehensive guide to surviving a nuclear attack and/or a natural disaster. This book has all the pertinent information on creating a fallout shelter, recognizing symptoms of radiation poisoning, and medical emergencies.

The natural disaster section is rather thin in comparison and is really just basics of listen to the radio and follow instructions of authorities in your area. The tornado section advises opening all the windows, which is now inaccurate.

Personally, I believe that libraries can serve an important role in major disasters. I really loved hearing how libraries step up during this time and adapt to their community’s needs. (Read this NPR article on the library’s role during Hurricane Sandy.)

So get your safety checklist in order!

Mary

 

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