Fallout shelters offer unparalleled protection from nuclear aftershock and overpressure. Its usefulness in protecting thousands of people at a time in the case of nuclear attacks can never be over emphasized. However after the end of cold war its usefulness has decreased and many people have no knowledge of its existence. this however does not mean that they are non- existent or that their usefulness has somehow decreased.
Location of your Fallout Shelter
Fallout shelters can virtually be located anywhere in a building that is middle or ground floor. However because of the uncertainty of having a fallout shelter in the middle of a building preference as an underground bunker is prioritized, at least then toppling over in the case of direct attack in the vicinity won’t be an option. Many people rushed to build this in their private homes illegally and now these shelters can now pass for a wine cellar. In public areas this fallout shelters are located almost 1000 square miles in building apartments and in public schools as a way to have an all rounded protection of its citizens. However as part of the disaster preparedness program, many buildings have their own shelters, enough to comfortably support tenants of the building.
Some underground roads have the ability to be converted to fallout shelters especially if the construction followed building guidelines. Companies however depending on city one lives in have either converted this to underground basement area and parking lot or store room for utilities.
Identifying a Fallout Shelter
Identification of a fallout shelter is usually marked by yellow hazard sign at the side of a building. More likely than not it takes they are located almost in every street, and travelling for purpose of finding protection is eliminates. Some have taken it a step further and built shelter in beach vicinity to protect vacationers thus remaining vigilant and prepared in the face of disaster and imminent nuclear attack.