The good news is this is just a hypothetical scenario that will hopefully never happen. The bad news is if a first-strike nuclear attack on America ever happens, a new FEMA map shows dozens of places in Wisconsin would be in trouble during the beginning of a horrific conflict.

I found this map shared in a Reddit conversation that originated from FEMA. It's a map showing likely targets during a limited 500 missile first strike or a more lethal 2,000 missile attack.

Map published by FEMA showing potential US nuclear targets in 2,000 and 500 warhead scenarios. Cannon isn’t on the map!
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Let's zoom in on the Wisconsin part of this FEMA map. Once again, the legend features triangles representing locations attacked by a smaller 500 missile attack and the black circles for a 2,000 missile attack. One of the prime targets would be Madison.


My understanding about the creation of this map is that FEMA believes that a nuclear enemy would likely go after military and missile bases along with manufacturing and transportation hubs if a first-strike were ever attempted in an effort to cripple America's ability to retaliate. They have developed a comprehensive first 72 hour plan that imagines a worst-case scenario.

According to the map they've shared, FEMA imagines a terrible fate for Wisconsin if a surprise first-strike attack were to happen and it's not just the direct targets in the state, but the proximity to the Chicago area also which would be one of the first 3 targets carpeted with nuclear weapons.

Let's hope this map and planning remains in the arena of strategy and never a real-world reality ever.

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