Although we firmly believe that the likelihood is slim, in response to numerous inquiries regarding Russia's threats that do not rule out the use of nuclear weapons, the SNB advises the public to do the following in case of preparing protection against a nuclear attack:
- Prepare evacuation luggage with essential personal items, spare clothing and documents, and if necessary an emergency pack (non-perishable food, enough drinks, medical and hygiene supplies for several days, especially medicines you are taking, a working radio and flashlight with a spare set of batteries, etc.),
- arrange with family members a system of alternative communication in case of loss of mobile services,
- in the event of an attack, immediately retreat to cellars, shelters or other underground areas with thick concrete walls, close doors and windows and stop all ventilation,
- after an attack, wait at least several hours before going outside because of possible radioactive fallout,
- when leaving the shelter, cover your airways with a scarf or respirator to prevent inhalation of radioactive material,
- after reaching safety, shower and change your clothes as soon as possible to prevent further spread of contamination,
- follow the instructions of the integrated rescue system.