Thanks for keeping us updated. I walked downstairs to see if the miklat was open (it was). Just wondering how one miklat is supposed to hold 16 families. (I'm in Jerusalem so we haven't needed to find out yet.) What are people who live in old buildings (without a private miklat)realistically meant to do? Also, they should try a drill in the afternoon/evening. It would be different getting down there with the kids.
Hi Anonymous - You ask a good question.The Pikud HaOref/HomeFront Command has been stating -- find the "safest" area possible.If a miklat/shelter is full, then find the next best option available: an underground parking area beneath a building, a stairwell (usually, they are based on a reinforced concrete core, and they offer excellent protection -- an entire building in Ashdod was unharmed by a direct rocket strike during "Cast Lead" -- because they stayed in the stairwell).Kids need to be told what "safe" areas are, and how to act in case of attacks. I suggest you read up on the information from the English Pikud HaOref website.
I can't believe they actually showed this way back when. I bet those "duck and cover" kids had lots of nightmares.
this film is something else! I can't wait to show my mom....Did you show it to your parents? I bet they watched this in school.
I remember well the 'duck and cover' drills in school even as late as 1966 in high school. Then as now I fail to understand how it would help in case of nuclear attack.
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