reply to post by Hot_Wings
Well, "the hills is an expression" My family is 450 miles out of the city alongside the Navajo reservation.
And we are talking about a 6,000 foot increase in terrain altitude between here and there and it's north and prevailing winds go East, Never ever is
there a South North flow up the Rim...
There are severe targets but none closer than 300-400 miles, the closest target period for an all out attack would be Flaggstaff and that's 100 miles
Power locally is supplied by Cholla which is Coal driven, so the lights will stay on or go back on following an attack, it's an extremly low priority
target suoolying power to maybe 50,000 people total (if that many)
Further the Navajo Res has quite an ample power station to be drawn on capable of handling the whole area and I doubt highly any missiles anywhere are
pointed at the res
Water locally is drawn from the coconino aquifer, it's massive runs under the entirety of the navajo res... depth is at 1,600 ft and there is another
aquifer the Limestone at 3,000 feet, both have local wells...
at those depths 1,600 feet of filtration the ground water should not be tainted from fallout...possibly ever regardless of scenario a worst case event
woul leave many, many months to store water after an attack
My loc, where I have my family is singularly one of the most desolate places in the region, for fall back in the event of having to leave town I'd
have the entire reservation, the gradcanyon and the entire rim to choose from, 10's of thousands of miles of protected wilderness and technically,
non american soil
water, basements, and power would all remain viable, solar is an option with 290 sunlight days, yet at 6,000 feet snow and rain are common, daily rain
in summer almost for a couple of hrs and tempertaures never gets too hot or too cold
No telling what the winds will do in a situation but currently most wind blows down around us that comes through nevada and so cal, the local winds
are very localized, they tend to come down from Flagg in the mts and rip very fast across the plateau. Anything from the west coast, LA or via the
hoover dam or vegas, almost always is blocked and goes south before coming up around the otherside of the rim...
So the only fallout in theory would be IF Flggstaff was hit and...it's not a Military target has a limited university and a population just over
50,000 which makes it in theory a target, but the lowest ranking priority in terms of hitting a population center
I know it was targeted during the cold war, but with missile reductions and the fact that at least half to 2/3rd of missiles will target military and
other missile sites... I sincerly doubt I have a target within 400 miles of my loc
and those there are, most of the fallout should blow right around the loc
So I have done my homework... I have a great spot