How would NYC handle a nuclear explosion?

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NEW YORK — The voice over the speakers at New York City’s emergency command center calmly stated the unthinkable: a nuclear explosion had gone off in Times Square.

More than 100,000 people are feared to have died instantly. A massive radiation cloud is being blown north by the wind, toward Westchester County and Connecticut. The city’s subway system has been shut down and the region’s cellphone service has largely failed.

“Is Washington on the phone?” said one worker outside the center’s situation room. “Has the mayor arrived?” asked another.

But, despite the sense of urgency that permeated the state-of-the-art operations center, the explosion wasn’t real, and midtown Manhattan was still standing.

The nightmare scenario was part of a region-wide training exercise that was conducted Wednesday by the city’s Office of Emergency Management to rehearse communications with the federal government and local law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey.

“We wanted something that’s going to challenge the system,” said department Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “This is a major, major incident.”

The simulation is chillingly realistic and unfolds in real-time. It purports that a 10 kiloton nuclear device — far larger than a so-called “dirty bomb” — has gone off on 42nd Street. Most of midtown is vaporized immediately with damage spreading throughout Manhattan.

In this scenario, the mayor survives and at first contacts the emergency management center in Brooklyn by phone, before later arriving. Other members of his inner circle are rushed to Coney Island, many miles away, to establish a new temporary seat of government.

Full article: How would NYC handle a nuclear explosion? (CBS News)

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