Hawaii rolling out preparedness plan for North Korean missile attack
The state of Hawaii is formulating a plan to prepare for a North Korean missile attack, much to the dismay of state tourism promoters.
“We do not want to cause excessive public stress,” said Vern T. Miyagi, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator, in a statement released Thursday by state media, but “we can not wait to start our campaign Of public information to ensure that Hawaii residents will know what to do if an event occurs.
The complete plan for this campaign will be released on Friday, according to Hawaii News Now.
The preparation, while not containing the type of duck drilling and covering the period of the Cold War, the United States, where school-age children were hiding under their desks, will include student exercises and public service announcements that say ” Come, stay inside, and stay tuned, “said Honolulu Star Advertiser, citing officials.
A Hawaii News said the campaign would also include evidence of a new siren emergency on the first business day of each month. “The normal siren will sound, followed by a second siren to be used in case of attack,” the information site said.
Hawaii, while relaxed about most things, recalls Pearl Harbor, the Japanese attack on the US naval fleet in Honolulu in 1941.
Since then, however, the state focused on the preparation mainly for typhoons, tsunamis, high waves and disease-carrying mosquitoes, not missile attacks.
This seems to have changed with the new development in North Korea an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach this state and Alaska. After testing earlier this summer Hwasong-14 missiles, US intelligence officials believe that North Korea is capable of launching a 4,000-mile missile.
“This range is not enough to reach the lower 48 states or large islands of Hawaii, but it would affect all of Alaska,” said David Wright, a scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Months.
The larger or smaller islands, responsible for the safety of the 1.4 million Hawaiian island dwellers, who are located near 1,500 miles in the Pacific will have a chance.
The islands of Niihau and Kauai are more to the west and about 4,400 miles off the Korean peninsula. Hawaii is home to many major military installations, including the Pacific Pentagon Command,
The House of Representatives of Hawaii was quite concerned to pass a resolution in April, citing North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, calling for the update of rain shelters and shipping containers from emergency ports, noting that Hawaii’s economy And people dependent on ships for food and other supplies.