In Time of Emergency eBook

Office of Civil Defense
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 73 pages of information about In Time of Emergency.

Blast from nuclear explosions see NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, Effects of

BLEEDING, How to stop 61

Blizzards see STORMS, Winter

BOATS (use as improvised fallout shelters) 33, 38

Bomb shelters see FALLOUT SHELTERS

BREATHING, How to restore 58-60

BROADCASTING, Radio and television: 
  In time of natural disaster 72, 75, 77, 81, 83
  In time of nuclear attack 17-18, 32, 34

BROKEN BONES, How to treat 63-65

BURNS, How to treat 65-66

CHECKLIST OF EMERGENCY ACTIONS 6-7

CHILDREN, Special precautions for: 
  Avoiding contaminated water and milk 6, 9, 16
  Effects of radiation on children 13, 16
  Finding fallout shelter at all times 24
  Giving artificial respiration to children 59, 60
  Infant supplies to be stored for shelter use 43

Construction of home fallout shelters see PLANS FOR HOME
  FALLOUT SHELTERS

Cover see TAKING COVER

CRAWL SPACE (use as improvised fallout shelter) 33, 36

DRIVING IN A TIME OF NATURAL DISASTER: 
  Car may be needed for evacuation 72
  Driving after a natural disaster has occurred 74
  Driving at the time of a flood or hurricane 75, 76, 77, 78
  Driving at the time of an earthquake 86
  Driving during a winter storm 82-84
  If you see a tornado while driving 80

EARTHQUAKES 85-86 see also 71-74 (General Guidance)

Effects of nuclear explosions see NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, Effects of

ELECTRIC SERVICE 75,82

ELECTRIC WIRES, Downed 73, 77, 78, 86

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES 73, 76

ELECTRICITY (as related to fires) 52, 54

EMERGENCY ACTIONS CHECKLIST 6-7

EMERGENCY SKILLS: 
  Need for 2, 5, 55, 56
  Training courses in 2, 55

EVACUATION IN A TIME OF NATURAL DISASTER:  75-78
  Securing your home before leaving 75-76

EXERTION, Physical: 
  Avoiding overexertion during a storm 84

FALLOUT, Radioactive 5, 6, 10-13, 15, 16

FALLOUT SHELTERS: 
  General information 13-14, 23-25
  Home shelters 24-25, how to prepare 26-32
  Improvised shelters 33-38
  Public shelters 23-24, how to identify 24
  Some protection provided against blast and heat 14
  Supplies for fallout shelters 39-44
  Taking cover before going to fallout shelter 21-22
  When to leave shelter 13, 24, 32

FIRE: 
  Firefighting at home 52-54
  Firefighting supplies needed at home 43, 53
  Fire from nuclear explosions see NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, Effects of
  Fire in connection with natural disasters 73
  Fire prevention at home 51-54
  Special fire precautions in time of attack 52-53

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