Worse Case Scenario - Nuke

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by texaswoodworker, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Let's not really go into the details of how it happened, but let's say it did happen. An area near you (a likely target such as a major city) is devastated by a nuclear detonation. What is going to happen to you? Will you survive, will you be killed instantly, or something in between?

    Well, I found a site that will give you a good idea of what could happen.

    http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

    Give it a try. There are plenty of option to test different scenarios. If you can, post a screenshot or a pic. I'd (and most likely others) would be interested to know what would happen in different areas in different situations.

    Note: I'm not saying this is likely to happen, or will happen. This is solely for the sake of discussion.
     
  2. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    About 90 miles away for me is Anchorage. Trade winds keeps me from losing all my hair. Poor Art.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yet another advantage to living in Bumfugg. Apparently I wouldn't even know it happened.
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I detonated the bomb at Ramstein AB, which would be hit. I am screwed. Anna, you know of any nice four bedroom houses in Alaska?:p
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    You could live off the land like me, there are plenty of 4 bedroom leantoos around ;)
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You spelled igloos wrong. :p
     
  7. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    If you would ever meet or just see my family, especially the girls, you would not suggest living off the land. :eek: Me, yes. :D Family, no:eek:
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife went camping with us once. ONCE.
     
  9. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Dallas would be a possible target for a nuclear attack in my area. Should a B-83 (largest nuke in current US arsenal. 1.2 megaton explosion) detonate in Dallas on the ground, the results would be devastating to say the least.

    The fireball from such an explosion would be 0.84 miles in radius.

    The air blast radius (20 PSI) would be 1.43 miles, and could heavily damage, or even destroy concrete buildings. Fatalities within this area near 100%.

    The radiation radius (500 rem) would be 1.59 miles. Fatalities are 50%-90% without medical treatment. This is only from the acute effects.

    The air blast radius (5 PSI) is 2.92 miles. This is enough to cause most residential buildings to collapse. Fatalities are still high.

    The thermal radiation radius (3rd degree burns) is 7.18 miles.

    Here's what the fallout would be like. (15 mph wind)

    1000 rads per hour - 42.5 miles maximum spread. 3.51 miles width. 183 square miles effected.

    100 rads per hour - 113 miles maximum spread. 24 miles width. 2,260 square miles effected.

    10 rads per hour - 183 miles maximum spread. 44.6 miles width. 6,570 square miles effected.

    1 rads per hour - 253 miles maximum spread. 65.1 miles width. 13,120 square miles effected.

    The radiation could effect areas as far North as Tulsa Oklahoma. As far East as Ruston Louisiana (34 miles from Monroe). As far South Houston Texas and (parts) of San Antonio Texas. As far West as Colorado City Texas (100 miles from Odessa Texas).

    There is an estimated 191,390 casualties and 249,340 injuries within the first 24 hours. (Does that sound right? Seems kind of low to me.)
     

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  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    A close up. Depending on which way the wind is blowing that day, I could either be ****ed, or just fine.
     

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  11. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Lima, Ohio was just targeted by China with a dong feng 5, a 5 megaton weenie toaster. The refinery and tank plant were obvious targets, as well as the three locally owned hamburger joints that is the only reason people keep going back into the city limits.

    I am right in the edge of the fireball radius, so any deer in my area are already gonna be big jerky sticks. I need to go to Lima before the bomb and get some freezer bags for my jerky.
     
  12. HM2Grunt

    HM2Grunt New Member

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    Sorry, this thread subject is too dismal for me to play along
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I live between a shipyard and a Trident submarine base. Pretty much over in a flash or two.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    This thread is not to be taken too seriously. It's just for the sake of discussion. I seriously doubt that a large nuke will ever be detonated on US soil. At least not in our lifetimes.

    Though I agree. The loss of life resulting from something like this would be depressing.
     
  15. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    The close up shot does not quite show my house....but almost!
    I would likely have no intact windows....and if the wind was from the SW, I might have a chance to get out of Dodge.
    Wind out of the SE and I am in immediate fallout!
     
  16. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I tried to inject a little humor in it.
     
  17. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I'm about 10 min from a nuke power plant . I couldn't get out fast enough. I would be screwed
     
  18. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    It's not how we get there, but where we end up going ;)
     
  19. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Hey it misses Norman! I'm good!
     
  20. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    I'm ready to go :)
     

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