Before we give you the
good news we have to give you the bad news: a staggering 79% of
America's top foreign policy advisors believe America will be attacked
on a 9/11-scale within the next 5 years. They predict these attacks
will use nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.
Some analysts are more certain than others, but they all see the
terrorism threat increasing each year. Most Americans do not have the
defense systems in place to protect themselves and their families from
terrorism. Take two families, one unprepared and one one prepared, and
follow them through a terrorist attack.
The unprepared family will not fare well. Duct tape and face masks will
buy little time. They will most likely be victims of terrorism. Lack of
knowledge about the survivability of nuclear, biological and chemical
attacks is one of the main reasons for this depressing scenario.
Principles of Protection
PRINCIPLES OF PROTECTION, The US Handbook of NBC Weapon Fundamentals
and Shelter Engineering Design Standards, now in its Fifth Edition, has
been the bible in the underground shelter industry since 1987. It
educates readers about the real effects of nuclear-biological-chemical
weapons and modern technical know how to design shelter to resist these
effects. There are various tables on nuclear weapons effects based on
different size weapons and distance from ground zero. It is well
referenced using scientific sources and written by Walton McCarthy who
is the president of Radius Engineering Inc. now entering its 30th year
designing and building underground shelters.
The Underground Bomb Shelter
The prepared family will enter the Radius underground bomb shelter.
They won't feel closed-in or claustrophobic because the underground
living space is brightly lit and egg shaped, something humans respond
to very well. They will be warm because their shelter has a
self-contained underground power supply. They will be healthy because
their shelter will be equipped with a multi-chamber air sterilization
days -- not 30 months, not 30 years-- the prepared family will exit
from their shelter. Even at ground zero radiation levels will be back
to normal within 30 days.
Family Safety in Terrorist Times
At Radius Engineering Intl., knowing what's important is what we're all about.
I sincerely hope the day never arrives when we need our nuclear, biological and chemical shelters in the United States.
For the American family the key to fighting terrorism is first to
survive it. Automatic weapons won't be helpful against a biological
pathogen, a blister gas release or dirty bomb radiation.
You know what's important. Keeping your family safe is what Radius Engineering is all about.
Foreign policy survey: Foreign Policy Terrorim Index
Children's drawings: In Remembrance of 9/11: Chagrin Falls Intermediate School