The aerial bombardment It is one of the most prominent methods used in wars, which leads to the killing of those who fall under this bombing, or their exposure to serious injuries.
The World Health Organization provides a set of tips to protect against aerial bombardment, which we will review here.
Firstly. Find shelter
- Examples of places to seek refuge include underground spaces, basements, and tunnels.
- It is preferable to stay near walls that do not have windows or glass, but do not lean on them.
- Avoid contact with a solid wall, as you may be injured by the shock of the explosion.
- Lie on the floor with your hands above your head and your mouth slightly open.
- If you are outside, head to the nearest building.
- If you cannot find underground shelter, take refuge in the lower part of the building.
- Stay away from windows. Cover windows with plastic sheeting and tape, if possible.
secondly. Take cover if you are out in the open
- If there are no buildings immediately accessible, find the lowest area of ground, for example a ditch, and stay low.
- While shrapnel from a bomb explosion flies upward, the safest area is the lowest level of the ground.
- Lie face up and place your head in your arms.
Third. Other preventive measures
- Cover exposed skin with any non-flammable material during shelling, if possible. If such materials are not available, you can use a coat, jacket, or newspaper. These things may be able to protect your skin from serious burns.
- Close your eyes, this prevents debris from entering them.
- Keep your mouth slightly open to protect the lungs from blast injury.
Things to do if you are in a war zone
- Identify the safest room in your home, for example. If there is no basement, bathrooms are often more solid and have few windows.
- Bring plastic sheeting and tape, and tape the windows, as this will help protect them from being broken by the impact of the explosion.
- Make a custom shelter out of a table and mattress.
- Be sure to provide drinking water (for example, filling a bathtub with water) and food.
Things not to do during bombing
- Don’t look at the air raid.
- Don’t go out and take pictures of the raid.
- Do not sit near windows.
- Do not lean against the wall.
- Avoid gathering in large groups, especially in open spaces.