If you put a 1 KT nuke in a van and simply drive to the pick up/drop off area of IAH, that entire airport gets turned to dust as does any incoming and
The area between FM-1960 (north), I-59 (east), Beltway 8 (south), and I-45 (west) (also shows up as 75 on google) simply goes away.
That would be all it would take to have citizens in every major city in America running for the hills.
In Houston, its absolute total chaos. I randomly selected a home on Aspen Point Dr. Its located west of N Fry Rd. inbetween Clay Rd and
I snatched my car keys and wallet. I barely remembered to get my cell phone.
I got in my car and noticed I had a half tank of gas.
I started it up and drove south on N Fry Rd to I-10. I went west on I-10.
Because I reacted with little hesitation, I managed to get out of Houston in less then an hour. Being ahead of alot of traffic, I stopped for gas in
It took over an hour to get gas but at least I was ahead of the game.
I called family in Arizona and got them to get me a hotel outside San Antonio.
When I get there, Im told I have to call a federal number and register before they can give me a room.
"Well, let me go to my room and calm down for an hour. Then I'll call. Its been pretty nuts today. I just need to relax for alittle bit."
I get the room and have no intention of calling the federal number. I make a number of calls to tell loved ones Im okay. I go to the bar and see
that I beat the rush; the hotel is getting crowded with paniced people.
I talk to the bartender; "Whats going on here? I just got in from Dallas for some business."
"You havent heard?"
"Houston got nuked, man! Where have YOU been?"
"Are you serious? I didnt listen to the radio on the way here. My God! What are you going to do with all those people?"
"The Army is coming to pick them up to see if they are radioactive."
"Pick them up and take them where."
"Where ever. I dont know."
I finish my drink and leave the hotel.
I make it to Arizona, terrorfied of stopping unless I have to.
About 30 minutes from family, a trooper pulls up behind me and pulls me over.
"What part of Texas you from?"
Knowing my plates say Im from Houston, I say "Dallas. I just moved there."
"Uh-huh. What are you doing in Arizona?"
"Im on my way to visist some family."
"Sir, I need you to open your trunk."
I get out and pop the trunk. No suitcases.
"Sir, you dont live in Dallas, do you? And this isnt a planned vacation, is it?"
"Whats the big deal?"
"You need to be checked by the military. You dont want to spread radiation and make the situation worse, do you?"
"Well, I guess not. Can I call my family first."
"Your not calling anybody."
I am later declared by the government to have been killed in the massive nuclear explosion in Houston.
My family insists they talked to me but they are ignored and my sign in at the hotel in San Antonio no longer exists.
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Another informative link.
According to this website, you would have less then an hour to get about 40 miles away providing you were not nar the blast zone. If its a mere 1KT
nuke, you will need to run stop signs and red lights, veering around traffic with the pedal to the metal to escape.
Odds are that you will crash your car. And the car that you hit will beat you or shoot you because he cant use his car either. No matter. You can
die trying or you can die not trying.
Odds are you wont get away in time. If you donmt turn into a pile of ash, you'll slowly evolve into a 3 armed half-man.
[edit on 1/17/2006 by Genfinity]