posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 07:59 AM
30k isn't that large a blast area at ground level. I figure when you say DC you're talking right on the step of the capital set off. I don't see
that happening but for the war game I'll go with it.
First off 25,000 to 50,000 would die in the blast. I'm betting the president would be killed in the blast as well if he wasn't some place else in
the nation at the time. I figure they would time it to take out he most so most likely wait till he was there. The fallout would most likely kill
another 15,000 to 20,000 people with in the first week.
But with in the first hour phone lines would break down communication networks would be overloaded. Most utilities would suffer as well. what is left
of DC, North VA and MD would lose some power and water. Any gas lines would be having problems and be leaking all over DC. This would cause a auto
shutdown in valves cutting back-up power for some buildings. Local hospitals would be over loaded.
Next couple hours phone lines would unload and come back up. Panic would set in, and the road to DC would be packed with loved ones trying to check in
on people. The roads out would also be pack heading out. Most likely the bridges to DC would be damaged and may give out after the sudden shock wave
and now being loaded up. There would go 1,000 to 2,000 people once they gave out with them on it.
Almost a day after over 15,000 people would drop off the network and run in to hiding. Looting would set in for VA, DC, MD and maybe CA and NY due to
panic. More would die from radiation, kill in looting or just the out right panic. Some would kill them self thinking it was the end of the world.
Some other nation would send help and others would be playing the blame game. North Korea would be having a good old time with the media.
Military powers would try to find out who set off the bomb and if there are more. This could take a while as there might be a power void and most
units would be busy providing aid and security. Most likely it'll be some found footage that leads to telling who set it off, most likely video on
the web of the attackers near the time and location of the bomb going off.
After figuring out who set it off, it would really depend on who was left to run the nation. I don't think we'd nuke in return. But there would be a
large out cry for it to be done.