Guam sends out missile fact sheet

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

The US island territory's Office of Civil Defence began distributing fact sheets, Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat, on Friday, to help people prepare for an attack.

"Do not look at the flash or fireball - It can blind you".

The fact sheets did not seem to cause any widespread anxiety or affect day-to-day Guam life.

While experts estimate the consequences and economic impact of an imminent USA vs North Korea war, some Guamanians are stockpiling essentials to survive while taking shelter if Pyongyang makes good on its promise to strike the island.

North Korea says it is in the final stages of preparing a plan to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles over Japan and into waters off the tiny island of Guam, where about 7,000 USA troops are based and 160,000 US civilians live.

In the case of an actual attack, people should "find the nearest building, preferably built of brick of concrete, and go inside to avoid any radioactive material outside", the fact sheet says.

Pentagon officials told Fox News on Friday that the U.S. military stands ready to "fight tonight" on the Korean Peninsula, as President Trump said the U.S.is "locked and loaded" and retweeted images from U.S. Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam.

Those who can't get indoors or behind some type of protections should simply lie down and cover their heads.

It also includes guidance on removing radioactive material, saying: "When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination". Staff at several hotels and resorts said they knew guidelines had been issued but already had procedures in place for emergencies. But officials in Guam, the tiny island territory that Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack, aren't keeping citizens in the dark. After the attack, which North Korea has said it would take less than 18 minutes to reach the island, authorities advise Gambians to steer clear of areas marked "radiation hazard" or "HAZMAT" as well as all damaged areas.

Guam is home to a USA air base, a Navy installation, a Coast Guard group and roughly 6,000 United States military personnel.

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