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In Time Of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook On Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters

US Office of Civil Defense

1. 1 - Introduction
2. 2 - Nuclear Attack: Checklist of Emergency Actions; Understand the Hazards of Nuclear Attack
3. 3 - Nuclear Attack: Know About Warning; Fallout Shelters, Public and Private
4. 4 - Nuclear Attack: Improvising Fallout Protection; Supplies for Fallout Shelters
5. 5 - Nuclear Attack: Water, Food, and Sanitation in a Shelter; Fire Hazards
6. 6 - Nuclear Attack: Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured
7. 7 - Major Natural Disasters: General Care; Floods and Hurricanes
8. 8 - Major Natural Disasters: Tornadoes; Winter Storms; Earthquakes

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A major emergency affecting a large number of people may occur anytime and anywhere. It may be a peacetime disaster such as a flood, tornado, fire, hurricane, blizzard or earthquake. It could be an enemy nuclear attack on the United States. In any type of general disaster, lives can be saved if people are prepared for the emergency, and know what actions to take when it occurs. This handbook, "In Time of Emergency" (1968), contains basic general information on both nuclear attack and major natural disasters. This general guidance supplements the specific instructions issued by local governments. Since special conditions may exist in some communities, the local instructions may be slightly different from this general guidance. In those cases, the local instructions should be followed.