There are many “geniuses” (note quotes) who say you can survive an atomic bomb. Well, they are being disingenuous (pretending that they know less [about atomic bomb survival] than they really know). Here are the facts:
- If you are at ground zero (where the bomb explodes) you are vaporized instantly.
- If you are ten miles away, you survive but are dead in two weeks.
- If you are ten to fifty miles away, you survive but are dead in a month.
- If you are fifty to one hundred miles away, you survive but are dead in a year.
So, with the false alarm of an incoming missile, everyone who received the false alarm would have been dead in a year. This includes people who went into a sewer system, the deepest underground basement, or any of the existing, private bomb shelters.