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Posted 10/20/2014

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By Eileen Williamson, Public Affairs Specialist
Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Zombies. They’re at your door. Sure, this time it’s just trick or treaters. BUT...

What would you do if it were really zombies? Where would you go? What supplies would you need? Where would you use the bathroom? How would you get food or water and where would you sleep?

In the 1960s, the Office of Civil Defense, with help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal agencies, led an effort to answer this question. But, instead of zombies, the threat was from a potential nuclear disaster.

Just in time for Halloween, peek into life in a fallout shelter as presented in a display prepared by Park Ranger Karla Zeutenhorst at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam during the 2014 recreation season.

Zombies. They’re at your door. Sure, this time it’s just trick or treaters. BUT What would you do if it were really zombies? Where would you go? What supplies would you need? Where would you use the bathroom? How would you get food or water and where would you sleep? Instead of zombies, think 1960s and the threat; a potential nuclear disaster. Just in time for Halloween, peek into life in a fallout shelter as presented in a display at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, at Gavins Point Dam during the 2014 recreation season.