We also had evacuation drills. The county plan was that since we were so close to Cuba, in the event of an attack it would be best for Florida residents to move north towards Georgia. When the Civil Defense alarm went off - a really loud piercing sound that pealed through the neighborhood routinely - we were to calmly and orderly walk out of the school, down through a small wooded area to a nearby road and board school buses that would miraculously arrive just in time to take us away. This plan had many flaws. Parents were rightly concerned that they would never be able to find their children - no cell phones in this day! Siblings would be separated. What about the family members left nearby at home or away at work? What about the beloved pets? Food, clothing, shelter? There were more questions than logical answers.
Do you have a Cold War memory?
"For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock." Psalm 27:5