In Time of Emergency: A Citizen’s Handbook on Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters (1968)

by Department of Defense and Office of Civil Defense

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This handbook, “In Time of Emergency,” contains basic general information on both nuclear attack and major natural disasters. This general guidance supplements the specific instructions issued by local governments. Since special conditions may exist in some communities, the local instructions may be slightly different from this general guidance. In those cases, the local instructions should be followed.

Part I is concerned with nuclear attack and basic actions to take.

Part II discusses preparations and emergency actions that will help individuals cope with major natural disasters—floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, and earthquakes.

Originally published in 1968, it has been republished by Prepper Press to keep the information alive for people who want to revisit the information from the Civil Defense period of America’s Cold War.