Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

  • In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 photo, fallout shelter signs hang on a lamp post on East 11th Street in New York. In a real nuclear strike, taking cover in a building bearing the rusted yellow fallout-shelter symbol may not be the best option anymore. Experts say the shelters in schools and courthouses are often aging relics from the Cold War that haven’t been maintained. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol.