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Chicago Metro Area, Illinois
Overall Damage
Wrecked (6 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
ShakenCharredGlowing
Primary State: Illinois
Other States: Indiana, Wisconsin
Population: 9,524,673 (2007)
Land Area: 7,212 square miles
Population Density: 1,321 people per square mile
CountiesPopulation
Cook5,285,107
DuPage929,192
Lake710,241
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CountiesPopulation
Cook5,285,107
DuPage929,192
Lake710,241
Will673,586
Kane501,021
Lake (IN)492,104
McHenry315,943
Kenosha (WI)162,921
Porter (IN)160,578
DeKalb103,729
Kendall96,818
Grundy47,144
Jasper (IN)32,275
Newton (IN)14,014
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CitiesPopulation
Chicago2,836,658
Aurora170,855
Proviso147,947
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CitiesPopulation
Chicago2,836,658
Aurora170,855
Proviso147,947
Joliet144,316
Naperville142,479
York126,215
Calumet (IN)120,452
Bremen110,702
Elgin104,288
Orland101,597
Gary (IN)96,429
Kenosha (WI)96,265
Du Page92,472
Elk Grove91,512
Waukegan91,138
Bloom90,781
Leyden89,945
Cicero80,976
Hammond (IN)77,175
Evanston75,905
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Heat Blast (within metro area 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
Metro Area
Description
First Degree1.60%
  • 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 Degree1.16%
  • 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 Degree2.70%
  • 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
Total5.46%
Shockwave (within metro area 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
Metro Area
Description
1 PSI7.00%
  • Windows shatter
  • Some trees knocked down
  • Roof damage to many buildings
  • Injuries mainly from flying glass or small objects
3 PSI0.93%
  • Wood frame structures collapse
  • Nearly all trees knocked down
  • Severe damage to airports and aircraft
  • Serious injuries common
  • Some fatalities
5 PSI0.60%
  • Brick and cinderblock buildings collapse
  • Utility poles snap
  • Nearly all power lines down
  • Near 100% rate of serious injuries
  • Fatalities common
10 PSI0.28%
  • Reinforced brick buildings collapse
  • Highway and train bridges collapse
  • Cars, trucks, and trains overturned or thrown
  • High rate of fatalities
20 PSI0.23%
  • Multistory steel-framed buildings (skyscrapers) collapse
  • Virtually no buildings left standing
  • Ships sink or capsize
  • Near 100% rate of fatalities
Total9.04%
Radiation Blast (within metro area 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
Metro Area
Description
1000 Rads0.21%
  • Fatal radiation dose
Total0.21%
Fallout (within metro area 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
January210 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
February210 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
March220 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
April1000 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
May980 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
June640 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
July50 Rads
  • No fatalities
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • No noticeable symptoms
  • Medical supervision not needed
August60 Rads
  • No fatalities
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Possible temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision not needed
September170 Rads
  • Nausea
  • Low incidence of death
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision suggested
October190 Rads
  • Nausea
  • Low incidence of death
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision suggested
November120 Rads
  • Nausea
  • Low incidence of death
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision suggested
December130 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.