In either case, if you survive a blast you might want to stay absolutely still for at least a few days, if you can find sealed quarters within 10
minutes. A week to 2 weeks would be best before you start scavenging in an UNAFFECTED area. If you kick up dust and inhale it you are screwed.
Just the thing you do not want to do. You would have at least a half hour before the fall of fallout because the heat would carry 98% strait up in the
air and it would take at lest a half hour before it cooled enough to start falling in great amounts. plus it would take a amount of time depending on
distance from the blast before the wind carried it over you. Get cross or up wind quick. get to the UNAFFECTED area and don't get exposed.
only shelter in place if you have no option.
The most dangerous bombs would be terrorist bombs.
1 likely no warning.
2 ground level detonation, dirty.
3 would target a city.
The good thing about terrorist bombs (if anything about nukes could be called good.)
1 if homemade likely be small and/or not go full yield.
2 if stolen dial a yield military weapon almost always will go off at the lowest yield. this is the default yield and it take 2 codes to get a
military weapon to go at full yield.
One to get it to detonate and one to set the yield.
If you bypass the detonate code it will make the yield code inoperable and default to lowest yield.
2a There is a good chance that bypassing the military detonate code a nuke will not go off nuclear at all and just be a dirty bomb or eject the
Now bombs from other countries.
1 with the US nuclear arsenal about 10% will fail to launch. other countries the number will be higher.
2 about 10% of the US missiles will fail to guide to target. other countries will be higher.
3 about 10% of the US missiles will fail to detonate. other countries will be higher.
That means that 30% of the US arsenal will not hit there target.
and for high priority target there will be two or more warheads.
This means the the priority of the target corresponds to how hard it will be hit. Military targets will be hit by there capability to return fire.
nuke weapons sites and command and control sites first.
non nuke military sites last priority.
This is good because a enemy is going to target there best most reliable missiles at targets that limit a retaliatory attack.
This is due to the limited number of nuclear weapons by weapons control treaties
Now do you live near to one of the targets or not???
If not you only have to worry about fallout.
and that will drop by 1/2 every 7 hours.
Most of the population will only have to shelter for 48 hours or less.
(PS the gov civil defence says two weeks this is to give them time to TAKE control. they are hopping you will be hungery and fallow there commands.
I am trained by the gov. US Navy advanced NBC defence.
fire department WMD and NBC plus Civil defence training.
I gladly took there training and made my own plans.