County Prepares for Nuclear Emergency
The week-long Perry Nuclear Power Plant Evaluated Exercise, which is overseen by FEMA, centered on a ‘mock event.’
The effort was not in response to a leak or terrorist attack, but a “mock” nuclear emergency mandated bi-yearly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Mike Fitchet, Ashtabula County EMA director.
The week-long Perry Nuclear Power Plant Evaluated Exercise, which is overseen by FEMA, centered on a “mock event” occurring at the plant, 10 Center Road, Perry, less than 10 miles from the Ashtabula County border. County officials coordinated their response from the bowels of the Ashtabula County Courthouse, where the Ashtabula County Emergency Management Agency is housed.
Fitchet said the exercise includes four steps ranging from “an unusual event” through a “general emergency.”
“The worst case scenario would be a general emergency,” he said
I encourage you to do further research on these three sites. The first two are and has been uninhabitable and Fukushima was most recent and more intel will come.
Chernobyl occurred in 1986, Three Mile Island in 1979
“Since there is currently nowhere to take the waste, it has be indefinitely entombed on the island in the middle of the Susquehanna River and he’s not hopeful it will be removed this century.”
We are talking about decades of Nuclear waste and nothing really done since. So what do you do?
There are two types of Nuclear fallout in the first stages: Nuclear Radiation and second there is Residual Nuclear Radiation
If you get hit by Nuclear Radiation in the beginning chances are your dead! No sugar coating here. The second is from fallout and can happen from weapon debris, fission products, and, in the case of a ground burst, irradiated soil. This can on set radiation poison for the next months to come. When we dropped the bomb on Japan they were airbust and cancer occurred much later.
A ground burst will produce much more fallout than an air burst. In a nuclear war, most countries would use airbursts; they create damage over a larger area, but minimize radioactive fallout. The enemies attempts would to be cause the most damage in the long run not the initial.
When a blast happens and you are near as a prepper its game time try not to be like the sheeple and stare at the blast. It can cause blindness. I know its hard not to look ans stare in awe even in today’s world maybe a quick snap chat before we loose service. Don’t begin to bug out or hunker down. When this happens if you stare or you are drawn in more light energy is received on the retina than can be tolerated and you can be permanently damaged or loose vision for around an hour.
Same thing can cause thermal burns if you don’t duck and cover. The absorbed thermal radiation raises the temperature of the surface and results in scorching, charring, and burning of wood, paper, fabrics, etc. If the material is a poor thermal conductor, the heat is confined to the surface of the material. Depending on your distance from the blast it is possible that the flash can ignite fires and poof you go up in flames.
Chances are if this is coming down the pipeline you won’t have enough time but enough to duck and cover, check the wind as to which way it is blowing and get ready to go in the opposite direction. Wind can carry fallout for miles. Be aware of your weather patterns and directions as simple as North, South, East and West can save your life.
This is when you need to know and prepare if you are going in the BlackoutBunker or you are bugging out. After an attack or accident it is crucial for you to know how long it may be before you try to take a deep breath of air. It could be up to 3 weeks that you cannot step outside so again its crucial for you to know the difference.
I am not the expert, I am prepping for all things related to a collapse, if a county is trying to run “Mock” evacuations then maybe its time for you to do the same. As we have seen FEMA and our government has dropped the ball on many disasters lately. So don’t put all your eggs in them just helping you when things go bad, who knows maybe a nuclear plant could have a meltdown near you.