The two-page fact sheet issued by the US territory’s Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense advises people to build emergency kits, have a family emergency plan in place and make a list of “concrete shelters near your home, workplace and school”.
“Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you”.
While experts estimate the consequences and economic impact of an imminent us vs North Korea war, some Guamanians are stockpiling essentials to survive while taking shelter if Pyongyang makes good on its promise to strike the island.
The president warned that if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before – what will happen in North Korea”.
The fact sheet, first reported Friday by the Pacific Daily News, explains that brick or concrete structures are the safest places to shelter from nuclear fallout, and that those with thick walls and roofs best absorb radioactive particles.
President Donald Trump is warning of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam.
“Make a list of potential concrete shelters near your home, workplace or school”.
Those who can’t get indoors or behind some type of protections should simply lie down and cover their heads. Radioactive material can spread, which is why removing clothing is vital.
If there is no access to shower nearby, a wipe or clean wet cloth on the parts of the skin that was exposed could also be used. Staff at several hotels and resorts said they knew guidelines had been issued but already had procedures in place for emergencies.
Guam is home to a U.S. air base, a Navy installation, a Coast Guard group and roughly 6,000 U.S. military personnel.
Japan plans to deploy surface-to-air missiles at four sites to shoot down North Korean missiles that stray into Japanese territory from their intended target of waters around Guam.