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Military working dogs to get new woof over their heads thanks to Omaha District
8/15/2019 UPDATED
If you were asked where the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District was building a new kennel for military working dogs, what would your guess be?Newfoundland? Barksdale Air Force Base?The answer is...
Managing Army Corps Water Resource Projects
6/26/2019 UPDATED
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages thousands of water resource projects across the country. The Corps generates hydropower, supplies water to cities and industry, regulates development...
Getting to Know the Omaha District: Chuck McWilliams
6/20/2019
With more 700,000 square miles within its area of responsibility, the Omaha District’s 1,200+ employees bring very unique skillsets and experiences to the District’s broad mission set. Positions...
Corps of Engineers leveraging drone technology to capture imagery after flooding in Midwest
5/10/2019 UPDATED
In mid-to-late March, flood water covered much of eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, and northern Missouri. Due to the extreme amount of water in the area, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,...
Omaha District System Restoration Team in full swing bringing levee system back up
5/1/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District responded to the devastating unregulated runoff event of 2019 by activating the Omaha Systems Restoration Team, whose mission is to provide regional,...

Where to go in a Zombie Apocalypse? What about a Nuclear Attack?

Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Oct. 20, 2014
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. The Civil Defense Fallout Shelter items were on display at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam during the 2014 recreation season. Background photo is courtesy of Thierry Ehrmann to copy and redistribute with credit via creativecommons.org 2.0 attribution.

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. The Civil Defense Fallout Shelter items were on display at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam during the 2014 recreation season. Background photo is courtesy of Thierry Ehrmann to copy and redistribute with credit via creativecommons.org 2.0 attribution.

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.