Guam Officials Distribute Fliers With Emergency Tips For North Korea Threat

A woman passes by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting on North Korea threatens to strike Guam with ballistic missiles at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North’s most provocative missile launch to date. The signs at left top read " North Korea announced a plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the Guam. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-Joon)
A woman passes by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting on North Korea's threats to strike Guam with missiles at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. North Korea has an... A woman passes by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting on North Korea's threats to strike Guam with missiles at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North's most provocative missile launch to date. The signs at left top read " North Korea announced a plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the Guam. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-Joon) MORE LESS
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(AP) — If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled “Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat.”

Guam’s Office of Civil Defense began disseminating fact sheets Friday to help residents prepare for a missile attack from North Korea. The guidance includes tips on building an emergency kit, advice on staying put in concrete or brick structures, and reminders about keeping calm.

“Do not look at the flash or fireball — it can blind you,” the missile threat prep fact sheet advises those who are caught outside. “Lie flat on the ground and cover your head.”

The flier also offers guidance on removing radioactive material: “When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination.” But don’t scratch or scrub skin and “do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.”

Officials haven’t raised the U.S. territory’s threat level even after Pyongyang laid out plans to strike near the island in the coming weeks, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said. He noted that Guam has many buildings made to withstand powerful typhoons, yet he acknowledged that nothing can protect against a thermonuclear attack.

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  1. I just read an article informing me that one should not use conditioner when showering after a nuclear attack since it can bind radioactive particles to the hair follicles. Thanks, Trump voters!

  2. Avatar for tao tao says:

    Suddenly it’s 1960 again. Montgomery Wards had bomb shelter kits for sale displayed on the sidewalk in front of their store. And that was before the Cuba Missile Crisis came to be. Kids my age hoped it would come in an instant flash. Some of the older kids used the opportunity to get laid at the drive in movies. We had a little joke about what to do if the bombs came: Sit in a chair with your head between your knees so you don’t faint, and kiss your ass goodbye.

    In those days no American President would ever threaten to start a war. The USSR had the crazy guy then.

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