“Do not look at the flash or fireball – it can blind you.”
As you’ve probably heard, North Korea and the United States are currently involved in an intense war of words that this week resulted in the small US territory island of Guam becoming the target of missle threats from North Korea.
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Authorities also released a fact sheet titled, “Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat,” which included a list of things to do in preparation of and during a missile strike.
Divided into three sections (Prepare, During, and After), the fact sheet recommends locals prepare for the attack by building a supply kit and making an emergency plan. A list of potential concrete shelters is also recommended.
During the attack, locals are told to listen for information from officials and take cover as quickly as possible underground or in a concrete shelter if an attack warning is issued.
“Inside is the safest place for all people in the impacted area,” it states. “Expect to stay inside for at least 24 hours unless otherwise told by authorities.”
If you find yourself caught outside, Guam Homeland Security recommends not to look at the flash or fireball from a nuclear blast, as it can blind you. When looking for cover, the fact sheet says to lie flat on the ground and cover your head and to immediately seek shelter after the blast wave hits.