Today’s laugher: New Yorkers hear PSA on nuclear survival

New York City issued a public service announcement (PSA) on Monday about how to survive a nuclear attack. I can’t wait for the PSA how how to live through a subway ride.

New York City’s Emergency Management Department released a 90-second public service announcement Monday featuring empty city streets and sirens going off in the background amid the rare event.

“So there’s been a nuclear attack. Don’t ask me how or why,” says a woman who’s walking a deserted city street. “Just know that the big one has hit, OK? So what do we do?”

An emergency management spokesperson said one of the pillars of the department is to educate residents on natural and man-made hazards.

“The likelihood of a nuclear weapon incident occurring in/near New York City is very low. However, it’s important New Yorkers know the steps to stay safe,” the spokesperson said. “The new PSA encourages New Yorkers to take key, simple steps in the event of such an incident.”

The three important steps are: Get inside. Go to basement of middle of your apartment with doors and windows closed.

Stay inside and shower. Bag and discard any contaminated clothing. Them listen to media about what to do next. All solid advice if any of us survive. I guess its better than hiding under your student desk if you are in school?

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said in a statement, “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.”

Perhaps the next useful PSA could be on how to survive a lion attack while visiting the Bronx Zoo?


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