The Emergency Management Department (EMD) of New York City has just released a PSA instructing citizens what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. This is the first of its kind since the 1960s.
“So there’s been a nuclear attack,” states the female presenter in the opening scene of the video. “Don’t ask me how or why, just know that the Big One has hit.”
The instructor in the video then outlines important steps to take, including running inside a building and removing all clothes and showering off all radioactive dust.
The EMD commissioner Christina Farrell told the radio station 1010 WINS, “I don’t know if there’s ever a great time to put out a nuclear preparedness PSA, but it is very important, and we want New Yorkers to be prepared—so no time like the present.”
“We know that this material is very serious and can be scary, frankly, but it is very important,” she added. “There is no specific threat at this time.”
Although Russia has recently made threats to nuke the US, the chances of it actually happening are very small compared to the chances of it happening in the 1960’s during the Cuban missile crisis.
It’s been suggested that this PSA message is just another effort to prolong the hysteria surrounding Russia for the US to supply weapons to Ukraine at our taxpayer’s expense.
I find it funny that the advice offered in the video, suggests that closing a window will help against a 15-megaton thermonuclear bomb.
That oughta do it pic.twitter.com/9POrYZMae4
— lazy river (@newplasticbags) July 11, 2022
“If there is a nuclear attack, NYC is gone,” commented another. “This is about as helpful as hiding under a blanket.”
If there is a nuclear attack, NYC is gone. This is about as helpful as hiding under a blanket
— FN Rascal (@SingleHotLatina) July 11, 2022