Are y'all keeping up current events? US vs Syria/Russia, US vs DPRK, US vs China, etc.? Looks like Jack and Rexella Van Impe, those Biblical seers who have been broadcasting about nuclear doomsday for decades from their studio in Troy, were on to something after all....
I suppose all those exercises Mr. Buhse, my elementary school principle used to make us do in the 70's, might actually get put to use (get under your desks, corral everyone into the basement bomb shelter, etc).
For those of you who might want to know how the Era of Man will end, there's a ton of stuff floating on the internet, like de-classified reports about wind patterns and fallout (we're not in the best spot, thanks to all the silos in ND and MT), what kind of warheads will likely be used, primary vs. tertiary targets, how to survive the initial flurry of incoming missiles, etc. There's dated websites about primary strike targets in Michigan; I say dated because Wurtsmith AFB and Kincheloe AFB were decommissioned over twenty years ago. But that doesn't mean SE Michigan won't get a decent share of the 7,000 missiles pointed at the US, thanks to Selfridge AFB and Fermi Power Plant. http://www.webpal.org/SAFE/state/MI/mi_nuclear.htm
I work in the heart of a "yellow area" (5 PSI or more) but my house is on the outer fringes of a "red ring" (.5 to 2 PSI). Hopefully this happens at night or on a weekend.
Everything I've been reading follows the general static outline- there will be a pre-emptive strike by us (or them); the other country will simultaneously release their arrows; these volleys will be aimed at military and infrastructure targets; then there will be assessment of what's left and who will concede; if no resolution then whatever remains in the arsenals will be used on population centers.
The perception has long been that mankind will be eliminated in a matter of minutes. The more I'm reading is that will not be the case... yes, there will be tens of millions of fatalities, but most of the world's population will live to see another day. Now there may not be electricity for a year or food on the shelves but life will go on.