Why a private Fallout Shelter
During these trying times, a nuclear incident is now more likely than perhaps ever. A fallout shelter may be the missing piece of protection that could stand between a healthy life for your family or a slow death. Due to a pandemic or general civilian unrest, the required two week stay in a public shelter could bring another level of risk to an already dangerous situation.
Star Rapid Fallout Shelters can be built quickly on site by our team or with local labor and local cement to provide a safe environment during any nuclear accident or bomb. The Star Rapid Shelter kits can even be stored out of site, then installed in a week or two if the threat level rises.
Spending two weeks in a crowded public shelter exposed to disease, scarcity and civil unrest could provide additional dangers. Sheltering at home doesn’t provide complete protection from Radiation and civil unrest that could result.
Stocking your private shelter with adequate cleaning supplies, a sufficient bathroom system, quality food and water, power, radio, books, electronics and amenities is a simple insurance to make the most of trying times while keeping your family safe.
Future of local society will be dependent on healthy survivors to help shape the changing world.
The Star Rapid Fallout Shelter advantage
Most bomb and fallout shelters are buried in the ground to achieve adequate levels of protection from radiation, which means a large amount of excavation is required and the shelter is permanently installed. At Star fallout shelters, we have designed an above ground shelter that is quick to ship, set up and reinforce with readily available concrete. The main steel structure is quickly set up in 2 days by our crew or two local handymen. Having your shelter above ground allows you access to the shelter by anyone with disabilities due to absence of stairs or a ladder to gain entry. In many cases where there is shallow bedrock an above ground shelter is the only and best option.
What is a Fallout Shelter?
A fallout shelter is comprised of steel and buried 5’ below the ground or in our case with 2’ of cement to allow the shelter to sit above ground if preferred. The EPA’s general guidelines for radiation are get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned.
A Fall out shelter can protect those outside of the immediate blast radius. The first two weeks are the most critical and we have designed out structures to make Having a fallout shelter means you are close to safety and stocked with everything to you need to make it two weeks or longer after a nuclear threat, when radiation levels fall to 1%. Owning your own shelter will save you time getting to safety and decrease other threats in what would be a very unstable few weeks after a nuclear incident.
Star Rapid fallout shelters are cost effective structures to get your family through the 2 week critical period with food water and clean air. These are not the end of the world structures to restart humanity as much of humanity with be perfectly fine farther away from the blast radius. Like what Japan experienced in WWII.
The three important aspects of protection that potential fallout or bomb shelter owners should consider are listed by ready.gov as:
- Distance– The more distance between you and the fallout particles, the better. An underground area such as a home or office building basement offers more protection than the first floor. If planning a new construction project, installing a bunker below your home offers even greater fallout protection as radiation will be absorbed by each layer of the structure of the home before reaching the bunker which itself will offer multiple layers of protection.
- Shielding– The heavier and denser the materials – thick walls, concrete, bricks, books and earth – between you and the fallout particles, the better. A U.S. Safe Room fallout shelter is engineered to provide multi-layer protection with combined earth, concrete, and solid plate steel designed to provide the greatest protection possible in your unique scenario.
- Time– Fallout radiation loses its intensity quite rapidly. Radioactive fallout poses the greatest threat to people during the first two weeks. By this expanse it has declined to about 1 percent of its initial radiation level. Planning provisions for you and your family for two weeks time is easily accomplished and even much longer as necessary. This proves why proper planning and the safety and security of an underground bunker is so vital. You can see how a bomb shelter can provide the protection necessary to ensure your family’s safety and offer you the time to plan and organize long-term safety after such a disaster.
Identify shelter locations. Identify the best shelter location near where you you either live or can get to quickly. Most likely there will be some military escalation before the first bombs are dropped.
Due to COVID-19 or the next pandemic public shelter life could be challenging dangerous. For most people there will be shortage of space and supplies in public shelters. Turning a terrible situation into a nightmare almost as bad as not having a proper shelter from radiation.
Remember that not everyone can afford to respond by stocking up on necessities. For those who can afford it, making essential purchases and slowly building up supplies in advance will allow for longer time periods between shopping trips. This helps to protect those who are unable to procure essentials in advance of the pandemic and must shop more frequently. In addition, consider avoiding WIC-labeled products so that those who rely on these products can access them.
Outdoor areas, vehicles, mobile homes do NOT provide adequate shelter.
If warned of an imminent attack, immediately get inside Your Star Rapid Shelter
If you are outdoors when a detonation occurs take cover from the blast behind anything that might offer protection. Lie face down to protect exposed skin from the heat and flying debris. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, if possible. If you are in a vehicle, stop safely, and duck down within the vehicle.
After the shock wave passes, get inside your Star Rapid Shelter for protection from potential fallout. You will have 10 minutes or more to find an adequate shelter.
Be inside before the fallout arrives. The highest outdoor radiation levels from fallout occur immediately after the fallout arrives and then decrease with time.
Stay tuned for updated instructions from emergency response officials. If advised to evacuate, listen for information about routes, shelters, and procedures.
If you have evacuated, do not return until you are told it is safe to do so by local officials.
- Make plans to stay with friends or family in case of evacuation. Keep in mind that public shelter locations may have changed due to COVID-19. Check with local authorities to determine which public shelters are open.
- Review the CDC’s guidelines for “Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Be Safe AFTER incident in your Star fallout Shelter
If you have been outside after the fallout arrived.
Remove your outer layer of contaminated clothing to remove fallout and radiation from your body. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, if possible.
Take a shower or wash with soap and water to remove fallout from any skin or hair that was not covered. If you cannot wash or shower, use a wipe or clean wet cloth to wipe any skin or hair that was not covered. Hand sanitizer does not protect against fall out. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, if possible. Do not use disinfectant wipes on your skin.
Clean any pets that were outside after the fallout arrived. Gently brush your pet’s coat to remove any fallout particles and wash your pet with soap and water, if available.
It is safe to eat or drink packaged food items or items that were inside a building. Do not consume food or liquids that were outdoors uncovered and may be contaminated by fallout.
If you are sick or injured, listen for instructions on how and where to get medical attention when authorities tell you it is safe to exit. If you are sick and need medical attention, contact your healthcare provider for instructions. If you are at a public shelter, immediately notify the staff at that facility so they can call a local hospital or clinic. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and let the operator know if you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If you can, put on a mask before help arrives.
Engage virtually with your community through video and phone calls. Know that it’s normal to feel anxious or stressed. Take care of your body and talk to someone if you are feeling upset. Many people may already feel fear and anxiety about the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The threat of a nuclear explosion can add additional stress..
Hazards related to nuclear explosions
- Bright FLASH can cause temporary blindness for less than a minute.
- BLAST WAVE can cause death, injury, and damage to structures several miles out from the blast.
- RADIATION can damage cells of the body. Large exposures can cause radiation sickness.
- FIRE AND HEAT can cause death, burn injuries, and damage to structures several miles out.
- ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE (EMP)can damage electrical power equipment and electronics several miles out from the detonation and cause temporary disruptions further out.
- FALLOUTis radioactive, visible dirt and debris raining down from several miles up that can cause sickness to those who are outside.