The military leadership on island told the governor “there are several levels of defense all strategically placed to protect our island and our nation,” Gov. Eddie Calvo said.
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HAGÅTÑA, Guam — In the wake of North Korea’s threat to launch a missile attack against Guam, the territory’s Homeland Security department issued new guidelines to prepare for an imminent missile threat.
The two-page fact sheet includes tips such as: “Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you” and “Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.”
“Lie flat on the ground and cover your head. If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit,” the sheet states.
During a news conference late Friday afternoon, Gov. Eddie Calvo said the threat level remains the same and that the island is “safe and sound.”
“There are no changes,” said Calvo. “Everyone should continue to live their lives.”
While the governor said there’s no imminent threat to the island, he said families should still be prepared for any situation, including inclement weather, and establish a family emergency plan.
Homeland Security said residents should prepare an emergency supply kit and a family emergency plan. During an imminent missile threat, authorities recommend taking cover as quickly as possible under a concrete structure or below ground after an attack warning is issued.
People also should avoid going outside for at least 24 hours to avoid any possible radioactive material, unless otherwise told by authorities.
If possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water, shampoo but avoid using conditioner that will bind to any radioactive material in your hair, the fact sheet states.
After the explosion, people are encouraged to keep an eye and an ear out for official information so they know where to go,…