After President Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat to the North Koreans, earlier this week, Hawaiians are preparing for a potential nuclear attack from North Korea. The state of Hawaii is now home to 1.4 million people, and authorities are concerned a nuclear strike would wipe out the islands.
Hawaiians on the Edge
Several months ago, a nuclear strike was not a subject of debate in the Aloha State, but Trump’s tension-escalating rhetoric has pushed everyone to the edge.
Experts warn, however, that there is not much to do against the strike itself, but there are things that can be done to minimize the negative effects of nuclear fallout. In the case of Hiroshima, the nuclear fallout produced more victims than the original blast.
What’s more, if North Korea pushed the red button, Hawaiians would have only 15 minutes at their disposal to run for cover.
In the case of a nuclear attack, you should take cover in a concrete building if possible. Also, ensure that you know where the shelters are before the attack to prevent confusion. Have enough food and water supplies to last for at least two weeks.
Prospects for Survival Are Minimal
However, experts are gloomy about the prospects of surviving a nuclear holocaust. If your city is targeted by a nuclear missile, there are three possibilities: you are either vaporized in the initial blast, you’re left with severe burns and glass shards which you will have to live with for the rest of your life, or you survive unharmed but the resulting radiation can either kill you by radiation poisoning in several days or boost your risk of terminal cancer in the following years.
Many people believe that they can survive a nuclear strike, but ex-Federal Civil Defense Administration head Val Peterson once said that the best way to ensure you survive a nuclear attack is “not being there.”
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