WATCH: Surviving a Real Nuclear Attack

January 16, 2018
OAN Newsroom

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating the mistaken ballistic missile warning sent to residents in Hawaii over the weekend.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says changes need to be made to the system so it does not happen again.

One America’s Kelly Ayers explains what can be done before and after a real alert.

65 Comments on "WATCH: Surviving a Real Nuclear Attack"

  1. Too much censoring on this site.

  2. Hawaii is in the middle of a HUGE red circle. If it happens all the people on the islands can do is bend over and kiss their arse goodbye. That is about all there is. Plus, if it happens, you might not want to live in the world that is left anyway.

    • "I'm a Rooster!" | January 18, 2018 at 10:07 am |

      Perhaps Mr. Kim could wait until after April 7th when my lovely wife and I will be vacationing in Maui?

  3. ImStillaYankee | January 18, 2018 at 6:23 am |

    “Changes need to be made…’ yeah, like putting the neutron bomb back into our arsenal that the Democrats thought was so not what this country was about that they forced its removal & dismantling of the project. But regular nukes that kill all the people & destroy most of the buildings were still ok. 1 well placed tactical neutron bomb near Kimnuts sanctuary & THAT’S the end of the problem. I think China & Russia could certainly live with that.

  4. Scott Henke | January 18, 2018 at 1:06 am |

    A few years ago I read about a person in Japan who survived the atomic attacks in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I mean can you appreciate the hell that person witnessed?

  5. This is crap.
    if NoKo nukes Hawaii.
    Every body should die .
    That’s how it works.

  6. Pirate Bill | January 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm |

    Well, I think the last time I saw an article of this nature was 1964.

  7. Comanche457 | January 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm |

    The truth is that for most people close to the target area a nuclear attack is not survivable.

  8. The only way to avoid nuclear attack is to not live in a target. If you live in a target and really fear nuclear attack have a shelter built for you and your family. If thoughts of death and catastrophe rule your life then see a shrink or a good Christian pastor.

  9. Mark Steiner | January 17, 2018 at 7:02 am |

    Jim Carrey said he thought he only had 10 minutes to live when the false missile alert came out. He and the rest of the dems deserve that. They always want to reduce the military so the budget can be redirected toward all the welfare programs for the “deserved and underprivileged poor.”

  10. EMP can do a lot of damage

    • DefendTheFaith | January 17, 2018 at 6:16 pm |

      One nuclear bomb detonated over the middle of the U.S. 300 miles in space would make am EMP (elector-magnetic pulse) that would hit the whole country. Lights out everywhere in the U.S. the end would be here for the U.S.A. No lights, no water, In a short time no food no transportation. NO NO NO. We are not ready to live like it is 1850, we will die. It has been estimated nearly 90% of all people in North America will died in less than one year.
      As real and horrific as this possibility is, it is absolutely staggering to see how little attention the issue gets from the media, the lawmakers and the people of the USA. It is also stunning to see how many people think that protecting the electrical grid is the panacea. It is not! Even with a protected grid, should EMP attacks be successfully deployed, the USA would still be plunged into the dark ages; all electronic devices not shielded by a Faraday cage would be affected. Just about everything in American is controlled by, or in some way dependent on, digital or electronic devices. Shut downs, to name but a few: water supplies hospitals, law enforcement, traffic lights, trucking, automobiles, shipping, food supplies, stores, railways, airlines, TV, radio, electronic communications, no heating, no air conditioning, no calling 911 for help, no efficient way to distribute relief supplies like food, water, and medicine. Even knowing what is going on would be impossible outside of face to face word of mouth. Protection of the electrical grid would give us power at our plugs, but we would have little to plug in besides lights that would work after an EMP attack. When the water supplies go down, countless millions will die of dehydration alone. Then starvation, then disease and violence. The law of the jungle would prevail in an unimaginably nightmarish way. Other than neutralizing the potential source of an EMP attack, there’s no practical short-term solution or protection.

      • Nope. Not even close.

        Look up the “Starfish” EMP test, or the Soviet “K-Project” tests over Kazakstan. Damage was minimal and limited. So we’re talking a state sized area for a Megaton size blast at 300 miles and much less for the smaller ones our current adversaries have.

        There’s a really well researched article on the SpaceReview site “The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response” (sorry, can’t give links here) where you can get the facts. The grid is in as much danger from ligjtning.

      • ImStillaYankee | January 18, 2018 at 6:14 am |

        Where in the world did you get this rubbish from? While I’m certainly not promoting a nuclear war & thinking it’s no big deal, the largest nuke going couldn’t accomplish what you suggest. Not in reality & not even in science fiction so this is something other—like ‘fake fiction’?

      • Please read the CRS Report for Congress on High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessment – Updated July 21, 2008 which supports the threat assessment portrayed in Forstchen’s book. This doesn’t scare me as much as the Bio weapons. ( former Air Force weapons tech – been to Dugway!)

    • Scott Henke | January 18, 2018 at 1:09 am |

      “One Second After” was a book that really changed my life. Fiction, yes, but damn did it scare me.

  11. Jeffrey Martin | January 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm |

    I used to train to fight and win nuclear wars. No further comment.

    • I was a nuclear power plant operator and project manager. My wife is a certified health physicist. The advice on the video was good, but incomplete. But you know that.

    • Me too. But seeing and knowing the effects of radiation exposure. I wouldn’t have minded a direct hit

      • "I'm a Rooster!" | January 18, 2018 at 10:12 am |

        Living on the coast of sunny California, [and a Republican, thank you] if a nuke was coming I will remove all clothing and grasp a Ballast Point beer in one hand and giving ‘ol Kim the finger with the other.

    • I used to be ground crew on nuclear capable aircraft. I was on a nuclear alert in K-8 Korea during the Cuban missile crisis. We had air crews strapped in the cockpits with the planes ready to start engines and the pad gates were open a never before seen sight during and ordinary alert. Besides that our back line aircraft were loaded with crew and nukes and sitting on an open taxiway. Had Kennedy issued the go command we would have gladly sent all 17 bombers off to set the world on fire. This was the condition of all of our nuclear capabilities all over the earth. Everybody tense and waiting for that go command.

      • First, thank you for your service… I was 9 years old living in a small town in central Fla. at that time. I remember to this day of the army convoys driving through the center of our town 24/7 heading south. I knew it was about to hit the fan.

        • I post that now and then to show civilians just how close world was to all out world wide nuclear war. Korea is but a pimple on a gnats arse! Russia and maybe China are a real nuclear threat.

    • Pirate Bill | January 17, 2018 at 5:38 pm |

      I was the Battalion NBC officer for the 5th Bn, 68th Armor, 8th Infantry Div. 1973-1975. I am glad that it was never necessary for me to measure and map the downwind radiation area.

  12. America's Race to the Bottom | January 16, 2018 at 8:14 pm |

    This event was a good lesson is how panic will set in and engulf people. The joke that there is somehow a chance to survive has been been perpetrated on American Dimwits for decades. In many ways it has been the original Fake News. Duck and Cover……..hahaha! Really?? You will step on your neighbor’s head to save your own arse (as will I). Let’s not keep kidding ourselves. It’s all a phony way to placate the masses. Next time you go to the grocery store, take a look around at the people you will be beating about the head for that last can of beans. But don’t worry, the government will take care of themselves. This is why they built secret bunkers in the 50’s and 60’s. Because for some reason, we are to assume their survival is more important than our own.

    • Yep .. pretty much. You would be better off grabbing a cold beer and a cigar and climbing up on your rooftop to get a good seat for the end of the world.
      Those who are killed in the initial blasts would be the lucky ones, for those who survive will emerge from their holes to witness a fate worse than death.

  13. Surviving A Real Nuclear Attack……..its’ called luck, when it is your time to go you are leaving the planet no matter where you are.

    • Very true. So many variables…
      An icbm is launched targeting Dallas TX. A slight miscalculation, jet stream fluctuation, slight mistake fueling the rocket, etc, and OOPS, ground zero Amarillo TX instead… NOBODY would be safe anywhere if those things start flying. Contrarywise, I live in a suburb of Seattle, less than twenty miles away from downtown. I also live behind a big old hill. So I could conceivable survive Seattle getting nuked, at least for a while.
      So very many variables. It would be turkey shoot/lottery/fubar in every way, every where.

      • If we decide to nuke NK and do a quick and through job of it, that will be the end of the problem. China and Russia will not retaliate because they know it would be suicide. NK just isn’t worth it.

        • Hopefully they are REAL accurate, but I sort of doubt it. The fortified DMZ is a bad problem. NK isn’t worth SK either, even Seoul. What is it, 35 miles or kilometers from the DMZ. It’s a ticklish situation, with weapons untested in real combat.
          All we can do is keep our fingers crossed and hope the best decisions get made. Oh yeah, and thank God on your knees that it’s not Clintoon making those decisions.

  14. Surving a REAL Nuclear Attack with today’s nuclear warhead versions?!….bawhahahahahaha….if there are any survivors, the living will envy the dead…just sayin’.

    • An old cliche. Probably even less true now than when it was authored.

      • “An Associated Press news release, dated August 4, 1979, summarized these meetings: “In a month of hearings on the SALT II treaty, many senators have … quoted and requoted the late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who once said that after a nuclear exchange, ‘the living would envy the dead.’” The quotation has been widely used in the press since then, including The Washington Post, March 20, 1981, p. A23. No form of this quotation has been verIified in the speeches or writings of Khrushchev.”
        Personally, I’ll stick with that belief especially with the Devastating Power that nuclear warheads hold in this day and age….it isn’t going to be pretty for any possible survivors in the event of a nuclear world war.

        • The thing is that we are not talking about an all out nuclear war between major powers. We are talking about North Korea. In this case the possibility of a single nuclear weapon hitting the island of Oahu … no doubt followed by several hitting targets in NK. Unlike US politicians (especially Liberals) who automatically assume ANY use of nuclear weapons MUST RESULT in the end of the world, the Soviets always understood that nuclear weapons were primarily political. It is also ironic that US Liberals are even more hostile to nuclear DEFENSE that to nuclear weapons themselves, perhaps because effective nuclear defense invalidates the ‘end of the world’ supposition.

          • You make valid points if it’s just a small island that NK lobs one into and the nuke-attack is contained to that area. Only those on the isle, NK and surrounding environments will experience the devastation with an added retaliatory strike by the U.S. I agree with your take on the U.S. liberals belief that one Nuke is the end of mankind. But, NK is threatening the U.S. with its possible (as they claim) capabilities. Whether anyone wants to believe it or not, NK is China and Russia’s orphan “madman”. Now who backs NK if “Kim” decides to move forward with his threat. The U.S. In turn retaliates, so follows a very possible scenario of Nuclear World War. Yes, nuclear power has always been a political chess piece….until a madman has possession of that power.

          • If he nuked a city on the left coast would we miss it?

          • Give little Kimmie the coordinates for the San Andreas fault. Solve everything at the same time.

          • Kalifornia would make a great fishing reef under about 40 feet of salt water.

          • Best thing that could happen to America.

          • ImStillaYankee | January 18, 2018 at 6:17 am |

            See, that’s what I keep saying!

          • Since I live near Seattle, yes I would definitely miss my own ass.

          • And we would hate to lose you but the politics of Washington, Oregon, and Kalifornia make them disposable. Move!

          • I wouldn’t miss the extreme left if that’s what you mean…lol!

          • In all seriousness, I wouldn’t want any madman to have that capability but it seems to be here at our doorstep.

          • That is zackerly what I mean.

      • ImStillaYankee | January 18, 2018 at 6:15 am |


  15. I remember a sign in a bar (in 1958) that stated “In case of a nuclear attack 1.Pay your tab.2. Stick your head between your legs. 3. Kiss your ass goodby 4. see 1.”

  16. Issuing warnings about something you are powerless to do anything about, is just cruel.

    • Foolishness. Even on a island the size of Oahu, the great majority of residents would not be killed by either the blast, or the fallout. The point of the advice given is not to save those in the immediate area of the actual attack (nearly all would be killed outright) but to limit injuries for everyone else.

    • HarryObrian | January 17, 2018 at 6:22 am |

      Me thinks the whole NKorea nuclear scare thing is just a ploy implemented by the Chinese so they can buy Hawaii and California on the cheap using the debt they are owed from the US.

  17. If a nuke war does start, the whole thing will be over within 30 to 45 minutes, ….an hour at most. Then the “survivors” (if you want to call them that) can fight the next war with sticks and stones…..but after they run out of food and start eating each other, probably won’t be enough people left to fight over anything anymore anyhow.

    • Japan got hit twice, and went on. The rest of the world survived too. Nuclear blasts and knockdowns are about 50 miles diameter. So your conclusions came from …

      • The nuke landscape has changed since 1945. Lots more nations in the business these days. The outcome of a full scale nuclear war among nations would unimaginable. Death in the fireball would be merciful.

        • Willy Nilly | January 17, 2018 at 6:12 am |

          On average most nuclear bombs today have a yield of 300–500 kt, 20–30 times larger than Hiroshima, there is no way anyone will walk away from the next War if we go nuke.

    • Popular in fiction, probably not correct.
      There are primary, secondary, tertiary, etc. targets. If it’s the full monty, exchanges could go on for a while. And you will have boots on the ground too, just like always. A limited nuclear exchange with conventional warfare is not just possible, but most likely. The name of the game has always been to cripple the opponent(s) enough to soften them up for act 2. Why fight at all if it’s all pyrrhic in the end?
      Maybe Iran would do that, with their belief in the 12 imam and all, but most countries not so much. The Russians never committed to it, and when I was in the Navy they supposedly had a good chance of crippling us in a first strike scenario, like a chance in the high eighty percentiles. They didn’t want to take even that much of a chance on MAD. Unfortunately, these days we have Iran and the NORKs, and others in the near future that might be nuts enough to go for it just because. But quick? Not likely.

  18. After this and then the other false alarm in Japan, I think I’ll put my entire investment portfolio into toilet paper stocks in Hawaii and Japan after all this………..

  19. If you don’t have a bunker, there is not much you can do.

    • Sandy Harris | January 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm |

      Sort of like finding protection from a tornado. Get low, enclosed space, away from Windows . Hope and pray for the best.

  20. Lmao…..this is not news…report the news!

  21. Mark Schaffer | January 16, 2018 at 10:07 am |

    Duck and cover as your face melts…

  22. The changes to be made is ware are you so poised to run to. Tell that to the people the that trying to hide from a nuke blast.

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