How To Survive The First Hour Of A Nuclear Blast / Fallout! DEBUNKED

How To Survive The First Hour Of A Nuclear Blast / Fallout! DEBUNKED

The situation has played out in TV and movies for years, but what should you really do if a nuke detonated near you? Will the fireball automatically obliterate your entire city? Will the flash incinerate your retinas? How long have you got before the fallout? Where is the safest place to hide?

Join us on a comprehensive guide to surviving such a situation.

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