Following multiple comments by the North Korean government threatening the US territory, Guam Homeland Security is taking the matter seriously enough to warn its people of what to do in the event that talk becomes action.
The document advises civilians to prepare an emergency supply kit and family emergency plan, and familiarize themselves with suitable shelters in their area, particularly structures that are underground, made of concrete, and windowless.
During an attack, civilians are advised to seek out or remain in such secure structures and not leave until notified it’s safe to do so. If caught outside during an attack, advice includes not looking at any fireballs to avoid blindness, removing whatever clothing you were wearing at the time to avoid potential radiation, and thoroughly washing your body and hair as soon and thoroughly as possible to get rid of potential radiation — while being careful not to scrub or scratch your skin, or use conditioner.
Guam is a potential target due to it being home to significant US Navy and Air Force bases. Despite the seriousness of the instructions, the authorities also took pains to reassure a frightened public:
During a press conference at Adelup late Friday afternoon, Gov. Eddie Calvo told reporters that the threat level remains the same and that the island is “safe and sound.”
“There are no changes,” Calvo said. “Everyone should continue to live their lives.”
While the governor said there’s no imminent threat to the island, he said families should still be prepared any situation, including inclement weather, and establish a family emergency plan.
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