Hawaii Prepares for Nuclear Bomb Attack
Things like underground bunkers and warning sirens for bombs may seem like a thing that was from the cold war, the State of Hawaii is preparing residents for the possibility of a nuclear bomb hitting the State.
As the threat from North Korea grows, Hawaii has launched an effort to inform residents what to do if an attack happens.
The state is telling residents that if an attack happens to "get inside, stay inside".
There are also online forums and town halls.
As of December 1, 2017 the state will test the nuclear attack warning siren. For the first time in 30 years.
North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, but its arsenal remains limited. Various estimates put its stockpile at less than 10 plutonium warheads and 12–27 nuclear weapon equivalents if uranium warheads are considered.
Delivery capabilities are provided by the Rocket Force, which has some 1,000 ballistic missiles with a range of up to 7,400 miles (11,900 km).
According to a 2004 South Korean assessment, North Korea possesses a stockpile of chemical weapons estimated to amount to 2,500–5,000 tons, including nerve, blister, blood, and vomiting agents, as well as the ability to cultivate and produce biological weapons including anthrax, smallpox, and cholera.
Because of its nuclear and missile tests, North Korea has been sanctioned under United Nations Security Council resolutions 1695 of July 2006, 1718 of October 2006, 1874 of June 2009, and 2087 of January 2013.