NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb in New York City is considered a remote possibility, but the federal government still wants you to be prepared.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports

The feds are delicately urging emergency officials to spread the word.

So, how can you stay alive?

Erwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University says computer simulations show, “It’s basically a matter of staying sheltered in the interior of a building as much as possible, waiting for instructions, and then leaving.”

To avoid radioactive fallout, go underground, to a basement, or to a garage.

Even hunkering down in a car for a few hours can save your life.

Some security experts say this is an overreaction while others insist the public should be informed of how to survive a nuclear blast.

Don’t run. Hide and seek shelter!

WCBS 880’s Steve Knight with the New York Times’ William J. Broad
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