In the last month, North Korea admitted to having a nuclear device with the possibility of reaching the US. They also threatened to territoryteritory of Guam. Most people believe that Iran is in full compliance with the nuclear deal. But they were already busted once for trying to cover up nuclear material. That hasn’t changed.
If you know anything about the current state of tension between North Korea and the United States or Iran and the United States, then you know that trouble is brewing. It’s barely contained as it hovers right under the surface just waiting to boil over.
What happens when a country threatens the United States or vows “Death to America” is that the government does a threat assessment. They look at the possibility of a successful nuclear attack coming from an enemy country.
Most people are unaware of the fallout of what their ordinary life would turn into in the event of a nuclear attack. The effects can be devastating to those who are unprepared. In the event that North Korea or Iran does use nuclear power against the United States, the first thing that would occur would be the catastrophic number of fatalities.
In the event that North Korea or Iran does use nuclear power against the United States, it could turn out in a couple of ways. They might use a missile that only hits our atmosphere, called an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), or they might use a full-on nuclear bomb.
In the event of the first scenario, we lose all electricity. Have you even been through a brown out or black out? It means no phones, no cell phones, no computers, and even no cars. Without automobiles, we lose the ability to move our food across the country, our medical supplies, and many other things that we are so used to that we don’t even realize the infrastructure involved!
Without electricity, we lose our gas pumps, our city water and of course refrigeration and heating options in most areas of our lives. It would be a long, scary break down of society and health. If you want to get a better idea of what it might look like, you can read the book, One Second After.
In the event of the second scenario, the first thing that would occur would be the catastrophic number of fatalities.
Then, there would be an overwhelming number of injuries, swamping hospitals that were left standing, and causing shortages in medical care, medicine, and space.
Crops would be damaged from the radiation. The radiation exposure would render the food supply useless. Any animals like cows or chickens that were exposed to the fallout would have to be destroyed. The amount of damaged crops would extend beyond what was grown.
The soil would be contaminated and would have to be abandoned. So there would be no food replenishing in many areas. People would have to evacuate the hardest hit areas, leading to overcrowding and further food shortages in other areas.
Crimes would rise as people fought to get the supplies they needed. You can protect yourself right now from a nuclear fallout by first making sure you have a place to shelter. It’s scary shit, right?
Maybe the idea of prepping for these events sounds crazy to you right now, but if either of these happens, there won’t be anyone out there to rescue you. There are, however, some things you ca do to prepare. They may be difficult or expensive, but if you want to survive or see your family without suffering, it’s worth it.
- You can build a place that can withstand the effects of a nuclear strike. You would need to make sure you had nuclear provisions such as a Geiger counter so that you could check on the level of radioactivity in an area. And, you’d have to really do your research on what it takes to build one or buy one – some people live in old missile silos!
- Have a store of food and water that can last you for you for awhile. There’s a ton of information on how to start storing food. Some are pre-packaged and easy to buy and some you can package yourself.
- Keep a supply of batteries stored and have a radio and a way to communicate. A short-wave or Ham radio would be the best bet, and there are still ways to learn how to use it.
- Make sure you have a first aid kit, extra clothing and a supply of any medications you take on a regular basis. Start now, and build as quickly as you can afford to. Having something is better than nothing at all.
So, this all sounds scary, right? It is. We have it easy – even those of us with special needs, disabilities, and poverty. But, over all, we have life easy here in America and we should be prepared for it to change.