Ventura County has first nuclear-survival readiness plan since Cold War

Ventura County has first nuclear-survival readiness plan since Cold War
Cover of U.S. Government handbook, 1950 (detail). (Via Wikipedia)

[Ed. – I remember doing a duck-and-cover drill as a kindergartner, the very last year they were held in the U.S. during the Cold War.  There’s an argument that we’re headed the wrong direction here.]

If North Korea fires nuclear missiles at Los Angeles, Dr. Robert Levin might seek protection from fallout by wedging himself into the crawl space under his Ojai home. …

“Get inside. Stay inside. Stay tuned,” Levin said, explaining the importance of the phrase that is his mantra. “It would save hundreds of thousands of lives. Locate yourself as far away from the roof and the walls as possible.” …

[H]e led efforts to compile an equally rare 243-page nuclear response plan for Ventura County that dives into strategies ranging from the 2 million people who might flee north from Los Angeles to the trenches that could be used for temporary storage of corpses. …

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On Tuesday, the public health officer pointed at the exchange of threats of destruction between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as proof of the need for readiness.

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