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Cook County, Illinois
Overall Damage
Wrecked (6 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
ShakenCharredGlowing
Population: 5,285,107 (2007)
Land Area: 945.68 square miles
Population Density: 5,589 people per square mile
Part of Chicago Metro Area
CitiesPopulation
Chicago2,836,658
Proviso147,947
Bremen110,702
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CitiesPopulation
Chicago2,836,658
Proviso147,947
Bremen110,702
Orland101,597
Elk Grove91,512
Bloom90,781
Leyden89,945
Cicero80,976
Evanston75,905
Arlington Heights73,693
Schaumburg72,147
Rich71,765
Palatine67,317
Skokie66,659
Tinley Park59,102
Des Plaines57,008
New Trier55,862
Orland Park55,663
Mount Prospect53,711
Oak Lawn53,407
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Heat Blast (within county boundaries.)
The heat blast from the explosion is very powerful; up close, it can cause 3rd degree burns and even death. As the heat travels from the center of the explosion, it gets weaker. The heat can affect people many miles from the explosion.
Burn LevelPercent
County
Description
First Degree5.96%
  • High rate (80%) of first degree burns for those outside. Symptoms include:
    • Pain
    • Redness
  • Almost no fatalities from burns
  • Eye damage or blindness possible if looking in direction of blast
Second Degree4.37%
  • High rate (80%) of second degree burns for those outside. Symptoms include:
    • Persistent pain
    • Blisters
    • Swelling
    • Scarring
    • Nerve damage
    • Possibility of infection
  • Flash burns to eyes possible if looking in direction of blast
  • Some fatalities from burns
  • Eye damage or blindness possible if looking in direction of blast
  • Newspapers, leaves, rotting wood ignite
Third Degree10.54%
  • High rate (80%) of third degree burns for those outside. Symptoms include:
    • Damage to underlying muscle and bone
    • Possible charring
    • Severe scarring
    • Severe nerve damage
    • Probable infection
    • Shock
  • Medium to high rate of fatalities from burns
  • Eye damage or blindness possible if looking in direction of blast
  • Wooden buildings smolder or ignite
  • Clothing may ignite or melt
Total20.87%
Shockwave (within county boundaries.)
The shock wave is most damaging at the site of the explosion. It acts like a very strong, very fast wind. Close to the explosion, it can topple skyscrapers and overturn vehicles. People are injured or killed when buildings collapse. The effect gets weaker the farther the shock wave travels from the center of the blast. The shock wave can be felt many miles from the explosion.
Shockwave PressurePercent
County
Description
1 PSI29.00%
  • Windows shatter
  • Some trees knocked down
  • Roof damage to many buildings
  • Injuries mainly from flying glass or small objects
3 PSI3.55%
  • Wood frame structures collapse
  • Nearly all trees knocked down
  • Severe damage to airports and aircraft
  • Serious injuries common
  • Some fatalities
5 PSI2.38%
  • Brick and cinderblock buildings collapse
  • Utility poles snap
  • Nearly all power lines down
  • Near 100% rate of serious injuries
  • Fatalities common
10 PSI1.19%
  • Reinforced brick buildings collapse
  • Highway and train bridges collapse
  • Cars, trucks, and trains overturned or thrown
  • High rate of fatalities
20 PSI0.94%
  • Multistory steel-framed buildings (skyscrapers) collapse
  • Virtually no buildings left standing
  • Ships sink or capsize
  • Near 100% rate of fatalities
Total37.06%
Radiation Blast (within county boundaries.)
The area close to the blast will be hit by powerful gamma rays. These gamma rays don't travel very far before becoming too weak to be dangerous. When living organisms are hit by gamma ray radiation, the effects can be harmful or fatal.
RadiationPercent
County
Description
1000 Rads0.85%
  • Fatal radiation dose
Total0.85%
Fallout (within county boundaries.)
The explosion sucks up bits of the ground around the bomb, carries them high into the air, blasts them into tiny particles and irradiates them. These particles can be carried hundreds, or even thousands of miles, as they slowly drift down to earth in a a "fallout cloud." Where the cloud passes and lands, it showers radioactivity. Exposure to uncontrolled radioactivity can be harmful to living organisms. Because winds are very unpredictable, the fallout information shown here is based upon the average winds. Small changes in the wind can cause large changes in the results.
Month of BlastAverage
Total Rad.*
Description
January350 Rads
  • 50% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Probable permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
February360 Rads
  • 50% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Probable permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
March380 Rads
  • 50% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Probable permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
April1800 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
May1900 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
June790 Rads
  • 90% to 100% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 1 to 6 weeks
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Life-threatening digestive upset
  • Internal bleeding
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Intense medical care required
  • Treatment: bone marrow transplant
July160 Rads
  • Nausea
  • Low incidence of death
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision suggested
August180 Rads
  • Nausea
  • Low incidence of death
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision suggested
September380 Rads
  • 50% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Probable permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
October430 Rads
  • 60 to 90% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Serious digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Intense medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
November280 Rads
  • 35% fatal
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
December190 Rads
  • Nausea
  • Low incidence of death
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision suggested
* = The average fallout received in a one month period following the blasts. Certain areas may receive more or less depending on winds and other factors.