Nuclear war safety guide



As nuclear war became a possibility during the 1960s, Americans across the nation braced for the coming doomsday. It was during the height of the Cold War, and fear of China and the Soviet Union led the U.S. government to make plans to retaliate if attacked.

Where to Go and What to Do

Although it appears odd today, nuclear war preparation was common place as revealed in this Clip and Save this Page for Handy Reference, which was published in The Pocono Record on Aug. 10, 1968:

If there is time, fill all available containers – wash tubs – and cover with cardboard, paper, etc.

All utilities – gas, electric and water should be shut off at the main control point in your home as soon as the Take Cover Signed is received.

The best source of water is your hot water heater.  If it is turned off immediately it is protected from contamination.



Zoom: Where to Go and What to Do safety guide

This entry was posted in Advertisements. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.