In case of nuke, run around the corner

It’s quite disturbing to read that our Department of Homeland Security’s web site Ready.gov has such terrible advice on disaster response.
FAS, the Federation of American Scientists analyzed ready.gov and found inadequate information, confusing info, and advice that was just plain wrong. See critique here.

One of the funniest/stupidest things I saw on ready.gov was this nuclear response guide. Their advice seems to be: if you are in the neighborhood of a nuclear blast, run around the corner and get away from it.
In case of nuke

5 Responses to “In case of nuke, run around the corner”

  1. Roger
    August 2nd, 2006 18:38

    Yeah.. they totally screwed up the one with the turn around the corner. Everybody knows it is supposed to be right turns, not left! This stuff really is crutial though. It is key to know exactly what you plan to do in the half second between the inital gamma rays and the blast wave.

  2. Josh
    August 2nd, 2006 19:43

    Lol, that pic should say; you are here, here, here, here, here, and here pointing to dots in a cone shape expanding away from the blast.

  3. Josh
    August 2nd, 2006 19:43

    That’s not real is it?

  4. Matt
    August 3rd, 2006 02:19

    I am pretty sure I saw Keanu Reeves outrun a nuclear (nucular to Republicans) explosion on a motorcycle once. Maybe we should be issued motorcycles, or segways.

  5. Roger
    August 3rd, 2006 18:10

    Yeah! Now they have the Segway Centaur (shameless plug). It’s way faster than the original. But am afraid the preceding em pulse will take out anything that is not pre ~1970.

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