Nuclear attack on New York: PSA details what to do
New York City on Monday released its newest public service announcement
It was focused on preparing for a possible nuclear attack
Here is what the PSA stated
New York City on Monday released its newest public service announcement, which focuses on preparing for a possible nuclear attack.
According to a press release issued by the NYC Emergency Management Department, "While the likelihood of a nuclear weapon incident occurring in/near New York City is very low, it is important New Yorkers know the steps to stay safe."
The brief public service advertisement recommends three actions that New Yorkers should take "as the threat landscape continues to evolve."
“So there’s been a nuclear attack,” the PSA stated. “Don’t ask me how or why. Just know that the big one has hit. OK. So what do we do?”
The PSA recommends the following actions in the event of a nuclear incident:
Get inside: Move indoors and away from any windows.
Stay inside: Close all doors and window, and move into the basement if you have one.
Stay tuned and stay put: Follow media for latest details and watch for officials alerts when its safe to go outside.
"If you were outside after the blast, get clean immediately. Remove and bag all outer clothing, to keep radioactive dust or ash away from your body," the PSA recommends.
One can sign up for Notify NYC, the city's official emergency communications service, and receive free emergency alerts by going to NYC.gov/notifynyc or calling 311.
“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," Zach Iscol, Commissioner of Emergency Management, stated.