Prepare Hawaii for nuclear attack
The state of Hawaii and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency are wise to prepare the citizens of Hawaii for the possibility of a nuclear attack from North Korea (“Nuclear siren alerts foolish idea for isles,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Dec. 1).
In the highly unlikely event of a missile attack, Hawaii would have approximately 10-15 minutes to prepare once sirens are sounded.
If the people have learned ahead of time to prepare — shelter in place; shelter if possible in a building with thick concrete walls; stay tuned to AM/FM broadcasts; practice emergency procedures in schools; prepare for 14 days’ worth of food and emergency supplies — one can expect that there will be far fewer panicinduced injuries and casualties.
Otherwise, one may expect a massive tie-up of highly essential communications and logistical support, mass confusion and panic, very possibly greater numbers of injuries and casualties, and ultimately much finger-pointing at government and civil defense agencies whose responsibility it is to keep Hawaii safe.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Myra Taketa Mililani
Science tells us that a large majority of the population would survive a nuclear attack by a North Korean warhead; education and preparation can help increase that survival rate, as they would in the face of many disasters. We will continue to encourage the public to get the facts, prepare appropriately, and be ready to participate in their own rescue.
Vern Miyagi News, Dec. 6).
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