NYC's nuclear PSA is not a sign of imminent apocalypse
Nuclear armageddon may not have been foremost on New Yorkers mind in recent years, but it seems to be a concern for the city's Office of Emergency Management.
The agency posted a 90-second PSA on their website this week, telling New Yorkers what to do during a nuclear disaster.
The video opens on an empty city street with the sound of sirens and an eerie message.
So what do we do?"The video recommends people get inside a building, stay away from windows, and check local media for updates.been getting at events and trainings — but not due to an elevated risk of nuclear attack.
Farrell says the threat of nuclear disaster is small, and includes incidents far smaller and less apocalyptic than nuclear warfare.
She emphasized that these accidents or inadvertent releases are very rare and haven't happened in New York City, adding that the city does not have any operational nuclear power plants.
Farrell says fires and storms pose a far greater risk to city residents, and recommended people sign up for alerts from the Notify NYC app to boost emergency preparedness.