Emergency officials keep Cold War vigilance

Although a nuclear attack on our area is far less likely than such natural catastrophes as hurricanes, Daniel Hahn has a plan to take cover in his house and use a large couch as a shield from gamma rays.

“I know my home. I know exactly what I would do in case of a hurricane, tornado or nuclear attack,” said Hahn, Santa Rosa County’s emergency plans chief.

While the prospect of a nuclear attack may seem unthinkable to most of us, surviving the devastation and its aftereffects requires Hahn and some other officials to keep in mind protective measures that hark back to the early 1960s and the Cuban Missile Crisis—a time when schoolchildren practiced “duck and cover” drills under their desks.

Read the full article in the Sept. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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