A family living 50 miles away try to flee from the fallout of an atomic bomb that fell on New York City.
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The Mitchell home is located in a suburb 50 miles from New York City. When Gladys goes to the basement to do her laundry, we see the flash of the New York bomb through the window, and the shock wave from the explosion arrives only eleven seconds later. The shock wave would actually move at approximately the speed of sound, about 700 miles per hour. It should have taken 50/700th of an hour, or almost four and a half minutes, to reach Gladys's house. See more