Attack Environment Manual: Chapter 8, What the Planner Needs to Know About the Postshelter Environment   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This description of the postshelter environment focuses on the barriers to survival l and well-being that must be coped with if nuclear emergency operations are to be fully effective. It presumes that the reader is familiar with the materials in earlier chapters. The information presented, along with that in other chapters, is applied in chapter 9 to the problem of contingency planning for nuclear emergencies. A secondary purpose of chapter 8 is to introduce the planner to some of the technical basis for confidence that postattack recovery can be planned for. Information is presented in the form of 'panels,' each consisting of a page of text and an associated sketch, photograph, chart, or other visual image. Each panel covers a topic. This preface is like a panel, with the list of topics in chapter 8 shown opposite. If the graphic portion is converted into slides or vugraphs, the chapter or any part can be used in an illustrated lecture or briefing, if so desired. The chapter begins with a general view of the many problems to be faced upon shelter emergence. It then turns to the immediate demands: exerting leadership, damage assessment, dealing with possible effects on climate. Following this, early tasks of restoring supplies of power, water, and food, providing housing, and treating the sick and injured are discussed. The problems of recovering agricultural and industrial production are then treated, followed by a closing section on specific postshelter measures. There is a list of suggested additional reading for those interested."

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Federal Emergency Management Agency 132; FEMA 132
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United Stated Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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