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In many organizations, there are some tasks and projects that just don’t seem to fit into an easily defined category. This was also the case for the Corps of Engineers Omaha District in 2009. The...
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Omaha District 2019 Fiscal Year in Review
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Omaha District partners with NRD in ground breaking levee restoration efforts
10/16/2019
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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.