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NYC Times Square: Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion

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Emergency Agencies are Practicing for a Disaster

The city’s Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

“What’s the message? Shelter in place, evacuate, seek medical aid. How would we do that? Social media, if it’s up and running.”

According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region.

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“We know a lot of this is going to be down for a time period, so we know that a big part of it would be radios. The best thing would be portable radios.”

— OEM Commissioner Joe Esposito

The drill’s scenario also included a shutdown of subway service and interruptions to cellphone service.

The city agency practiced rehearsing communications with the federal government and local law enforcement agencies in the Tri-State area.

“We would have to get that message to speak with one voice, with our partners in Connecticut, in Jersey, in the state of New York,” OEM Commissioner Joe Esposito said…(read more)

CBS New York/AP 

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