A U.S territory has issued a leaflet telling it’s citizens what to do in the event of an upcoming nuclear attack.
Guam, a remote island which is under U.S control, has become a playing chip between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un in recent days.
The escalatory exchanges between Trump and the North Korean leader have led to a statement from Korea’s propaganda chiefs saying they’re sending four rockets to the isolated Pacific island by ‘mid-August’.
The leaflet, titled ‘In Case of Emergency… Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat’ was issued with the warning ‘Don’t look at the fireball’.
It contains chilling advice, sent to Guam by the U.S. government, on how best to remove radioactive material from the body and hair in the event of a nuclear fall-out.
The leaflet says:
When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination.
Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.
The island has 160,000 residents, and the leaflet has left most of them in a state of panic.
Reports are showing residents stocking up on water and essentials from supermarkets, in the event that a military strike does happen in the coming weeks.
In efforts to reassure his citizens (and presumably the rest of us), Governor Eddie Calvo told reporters that the island was ‘safe and sound’.
There are no changes. Everyone should continue to live their lives.
This is mirrored by the fact that the U.S. government have not upped the threat level for their territories.
Trump has been responding to the impending crisis with a series of incendiary tweets, including the threat that North Korea will experience ‘fire and fury’ like the world has never seen.
Guam serves as a base for many U.S. military operations in the Korean peninsula, so it’s not hard to see why Kim Jong-Un is targeting the island.
Guam officials have recommended that citizens head to places such as schools and public buildings in the event of an attack.
Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017
They also said that they would sound alarms on all of their systems and across radio and TV signals if any attack is launched.
It’s safe to assume that if a button is pressed, then it’s the end of the world for everybody.
Better get prepping.