Guam posts ‘in case of emergency’ fact sheet after North Korea threat
Guam posted a fact sheet for use “in case of emergency” to its social media pages and website in the wake of North Korea’s threat toward the island.
The fact sheet, titled “Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat,” is displayed prominently on the website of Guam’s Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense and its Facebook page.
The sheet encourages citizens to prepare before a missile strike by putting together an emergency supply kit and making a list of concrete shelters near their homes, workplaces and schools.
It also includes tips for citizens caught outside during a potential nuclear attack. It warns not to “look at the flash or fireball — it can blind you.” Citizens are cautioned to “lie flat on the ground and cover your head” and “remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading.”
North Korea threatened to launch ballistic missiles at waters off the coast of Guam earlier this week in an escalating war of words between the country and President Trump.
The threat came after Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to stop making threats against the U.S. and allies.
“He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.
In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Guamanian Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R) said “there’s no panic.”
“Obviously for our administration and for the people of Guam, there is concern and worry,” Calvo said. “But there’s no panic.
“Because the western Pacific has American soil in it, then a couple hundred thousand Americans could get caught in the crosshairs,” he added, referring to the possibility of a conflict in the region. “So I think it’s important to be very strong. At the same time, be calm.”
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