Here it is if you didn’t click on the link above:
When I went through this post, it got me thinking, too… If a nuclear weapon is detonated in NYC (near where I live), I am far enough away, assuming that the bomb is a smaller one, that I would not be affected directly by the blast. However, nuclear fallout, on the other hand will travel with the wind stream. Depending on the size of the blast, would depend on the amount of fallout. Hmmm. How good is bugging in going to be? Well, I’m not going to stick around to find out, honestly. I’m bugging out, and right quick, in the event a nuclear blast occurs in NYC. If there is fallout there is radiation. If there is radiation, that is bad. Now, how good is bugging out going to be for me? Well, that is a good question. Since the jet stream moves counter clockwise, and the air will be moving north/north west, and I am bugging out to the west, how good is bugging out going to be for me in the event of a fallout situation? That is a good question, and again, depends on the size of the nuclear device’s explosion, was there only one of them, or were multiple locations targeted. Do I need additional fall back and bug out locations? Questions that definitely need to be addressed.
Here are a few links on the potential threat of nuclear attack on NYC:
There was a short-lived series on Nat Geo (surprisingly) about how to survive very grave situations. One of them was a terrorist nuke attack in a major city.
One of the claims the show made was that after the initial blast you have approximately 30 minutes before the radioactive fallout comes (give or take depending on the weather conditions at the time).
If you can’t get out of the area in less than 30 minutes the show said you’re better off finding shelter and waiting until after the fallout, then trying to move out.
ps- If you’re in NYC itself and a nuke goes off in the city all the bridges and tunnels will probably be jammed (if not damaged or destroyed) so you may not have any choice but to shelter in place for the time being.