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City, County, or
Zip Code
State
South Gate, Maryland
Overall Damage
Wrecked (6 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
ShakenCharredGlowing
County: Anne Arundel
Population: 28,672 (2000)
Land Area: 6.31 square miles
Population Density: 4,544 people per square mile
Part of Baltimore Metro Area

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WRECKED (6 of 10)

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Fallout

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Heat Blast (within census place 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
Census Place
Description
Second Degree28.73%
  • 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 Degree71.27%
  • 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
Total100.00%
Shockwave (within census place 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
Census Place
Description
1 PSI70.24%
  • Windows shatter
  • Some trees knocked down
  • Roof damage to many buildings
  • Injuries mainly from flying glass or small objects
3 PSI29.76%
  • Wood frame structures collapse
  • Nearly all trees knocked down
  • Severe damage to airports and aircraft
  • Serious injuries common
  • Some fatalities
Total100.00%
Fallout (within census place 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
January1700 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
February260 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
March2100 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
April1900 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
May6700 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
June5200 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
July7300 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
August7400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
September60 Rads
  • No fatalities
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • Possible temporary male sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical supervision not needed
October6000 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
November7300 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
December670 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
* = 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.