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Most experts will tell you that North Korea’s odds of striking a United States mainland city are pretty low. But the city of San Francisco is taking few chances as they prepare the city for a potential nuclear strike. That’s right, San Francisco is prepping. And while it may seem extreme to many, it never hurts to have a plan.
A worst case scenario would feature a nuclear strike from North Korean warheads, warheads that now can supposedly fit into missiles (I’m not sure, though). The emergency preparedness plan would be usable for a number of scenarios, including that of an EMP attack or a Nuclear Meltdown event (although that’s a bit less likely threat for them). The plan includes ways to manage emergency response units and general health concerns.
“Assessing the radiological levels in the city, assessing medical needs, assessing population needs, whether need shelter or need to evacuate,” said Francis Zamora, from the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, told ABCNews.
So what should anyone do if there is a nuclear event? Read my how to survive a nuclear meltdown article and get yourself prepped. Here’s the thing: While infrastructure help is a wonderful thing, it can also be a nefarious event. You don’t want your livelihood to become reliant on government subsidies. Have your own escape plan and have supplies. Have a bug out bag.
Our two greatest threats during an attack on our mainland is the enemy attacking and the enemy that rises up following the event. Those who followed prepper websites such as mine should hopefully have a few survival items on hand to help them get through the rough stretch. The little things you do, the inexpensive items you buy, could mean the difference between surviving and perishing.
The threat of a North Korean missile is likely low. But the threat of an EMP attack is actually very high. Having a bug out bag is just common sense.