The island state of Hawaii is on edge as Kim Jong-Un continues to test ballistic missiles on the Korean peninsula. Hawaii has now drawn up plans in the event of a nuclear attack on the islands.
Hawaii’s airport alert levels recently went up after an international plot to attack America’s airlines was uncovered. But that is just one of many possible scenarios that could strike the Islands. Officials have produced a doomsday survival blueprint which reveals how seriously they are taking threats from tyrant Kim Jong-un about striking the US with a nuclear weapon.
A nuclear strike commissioned by the rogue dictatorship of North Korea is now a likely scenario. However, this is something the state and military have been preparing for, for the past year, yet with the announcement of another ballistic test by Kim Jong-Un, the islands need to make sure their plans will work. The nuclear contingency plans are described as “formidable and critical to the survival of our 1.4 million residents and visitors in the unlikely event of a nuclear detonation.” This includes “reviewing existing procedures for mass casualty and fatality management” and reviewing nuclear fallout shelters, sirens, and other warning systems. The plans also include “conducting in-service training for key staff regarding weapons effects.” Hawaii’s nuclear response plan had not been updated since the height of the cold war in 1985.
The doomsday plans come amid fears North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles are now capable of reaching American owned Hawaii. Alaska and the west coast of America, including California, are also under threat.
The announcement of these nuclear strike survival plans come not long after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. Kim said the reclusive state would continue to develop more powerful weapons in multiple phases in accordance with its timetable to “defend North Korea against the United States.” Analysis of the launch by South Korea and the US confirmed the secretive and tyrannical state now had enough power and technology to hit Hawaii.
Only Hawaii and Los Angeles appear to be in the immediate range of a North Korean nuke as of right now, but America’s missile defense system on the Pacific island is still in dire need of improvement, according to US Admiral Harry Harris.
Although it is still unclear whether the missile defense system in place would be adequate to stop an attack from North Korea, as of now, the islands do think they are under enough of a threat to need a contingency plan in case they do suffer a nuclear attack. It certainly feels like we are on the precipice of WW3.