On Monday, the New York City Emergency Management Department launched a new public service announcement (PSA) that focuses on nuclear preparedness. The new PSA encourages New Yorkers to take key, simple steps in the event of such an incident.
Although the city said that the chances of a nuclear attack happening in New York are “very low”, the department released a video providing New Yorkers with tips on what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack.
According to the campaign, there are three simple steps to save yourselves during a nuke attack. 1. Get inside a building immediately and move away from windows 2. Stay inside and shut all doors and windows; move to the basement if you have one, and remove your clothing if you were outside during the blast 3. Stay put and stay tuned for further instructions from city management.
“New York City Emergency Management has a multitude of free resources for New Yorkers to prepare for emergencies, including no-notice events,” said New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol. “As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it is important that New Yorkers know we are preparing for any imminent threats and are providing them with the resources they need to stay safe and informed.”