[LMB] This is a test

baur baur baur at chello.at
Mon Sep 4 06:05:12 BST 2017


duck and cover also shields you partially from the acute radiation pulse (if you
manage to duck behind something of substancial mass)

after that you better hope to be upwind

Servus

markus

> 
>     Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> hat am 4. September 2017 um 06:54
> geschrieben:
> 
> 
>     The thing is, outside of the (smallish) zone of total destruction, where
>     you're screwed no matter what, an atomic blast is no different from any
>     other big explosion in most ways. And "duck and cover" would be a lot
>     better thing to do than "sit and be shredded by window glass because
> people
>     made fun of 'duck and cover.'"
> 
>     On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:28 PM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> 
>     >
>     > >
>     > > "A. Marina Fournier" <saffronrose at me.com> hat am 3. September 2017
>     > um
>     > > 22:43 geschrieben:
>     > >
>     > >
>     > > On Sep 3, 2017, at 4:27 AM, adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com wrote:
>     > > >
>     > > > But, Gwynne, any test is a gift. And any test involving you is a
>     > great
>     > > > gift. It's always good to hear from you.
>     > >
>     > > Seconded--which has additional definitions.
>     > >
>     > > Also, the preprogrammed part of my brain takes off from the subject
>     > > header:
>     > >
>     > > This is a test. This only a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.
>     > > Repeat, this only a test. (Then long tones)
>     > > (somewhere in there was possibly words to the effect of "Had this
>     > been a
>     > > real emergency, you would be directed to go to the nearest emergency
>     > shelter")
>     > >
>     > > Started about the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as it was called
>     > in
>     > > the US. Can't remember when the duck & cover routine started in
>     > > schools,
>     > but
>     > > might have been 61/62. Don't recall it in '60, didn't happen the
>     > > several
>     > > months in Okinawa, and I can't recall much of anything in 2nd grade.
>     > Didn't
>     > > happen school years 65-67 in Albuquerque, and I'm not sure that
>     > > exercise
>     > had
>     > > continued when back in CA afterwards.
>     > >
>     > > Yes, the public sirens once a week continued for a while longer, and
>     > now,
>     > > only on radio stations once in a while.
>     > >
>     > > I think for a few years after the purpose for the original exercise,
>     > duck
>     > > & cover was briefly taught in CA in case of quakes, discontinued when
>     > > it
>     > > became known that it wasn't going to help. Good way to have your spine
>     > > severely injured in a major quake, if something heavy falls on you.
>     > >
>     > > I think the sirens are deployed in Tornado Alley, but haven't a clue.
>     > >
>     > > Anyone outside the US have either sirens or drills?
>     > >
>     >
>     > yes - two / three in fact in Austria
>     >
>     > all local voluntary fire departments test their sirens every Saturday at
>     > 1210h
>     > (not to interfere with the noon bells from the churches) - this test is
>     > under
>     > local control, its a simple 10 second howl
>     >
>     > And the same sirens are tested nationwide once a year under the remote
>     > control
>     > of the civil defence department of the ministry of the interior - the
>     > signals
>     > are the three civil defence / major catastrophe signals (warning, acute
>     > danger,
>     > all clear) - this test does not only include the voluntary fire
>     > department
>     > sirens, but also all sirens in major cities)
>     >
>     > an in some alpine valleys they also test the same sirens once a year for
>     > the
>     > evacuate signal for some major dams - this test would be under the
>     > remote
>     > control of the operations room for the dam and employs a different
>     > signal
>     > to
>     > those above (the Vajont disaster is still very much in every dam owners
>     > mind)
>     >
>     > Servus
>     >
>     > markus
>     >
>     >
>     > >
>     > >
>     > > A. Marina Fournier
>     > > Saffronrose at me.com
>     > > You may very well think so, but I couldn't possibly comment.
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