With Iran and North Korea both working night and day to make nuclear weapons this might be a good time to talk about what it would take to actually survive the explosion of an Atomic Bomb.  Not that we face the imminent threat of one being launched at us here in the U.S., but what if you had traveled to Israel on vacation when Iran decided they were ready to wipe the place off the map as they have promised to do? While the last nuclear attack happened 76 years ago over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the possibility of it is still not zero. We are not trying to instill fear or unnecessary panic here, but as Howard Ruff reminded us, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”

Is it possible at all to survive a nuclear attack?

Taking into account the testimony of Akiko Takakura, who survived the US atomic bombing, it is more than possible. That day, she was in the Bank of Hiroshima doing her usual morning routine, just 300 meters away from the epicenter.