Guam residents warned about nuke blast if North Korea attacks

US Air Force B-1B Lancers flying on patrol near the Korean peninsula

US Air Force B-1B Lancers flying on patrol near the Korean peninsula

Guam residents should take cover from a North Korean missile attack quickly, in a concrete structure, preferably underground - and stay there until told otherwise, a survival guide advises. But don't scratch or scrub skin and "do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair".

Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating fact sheets Friday to help residents prepare for a North Korea missile attack.

Officials have not raised the USA territory's threat level after Pyongyang said it had laid out plans to strike near the island in the coming weeks. The chilling two-page fact sheet details what citizens of the 162,000-populated island that houses 6,000 US troops should do to survive the worst outcome of the boiling tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. "People are calm. We try to assure them there are defense capabilities in place, and people are putting their faith in them".

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This prompted the security forces to wait till dawn while keeping a tight cordon around the area before launching a major strike. Itoo was held responsible for instigating the violence in the Valley after the killing of militant Burhan Wani previous year .

Guam, an island half the size of Hong Kong and some 7,000 km from the USA mainland, is a target because of its naval base and air force base, from which two B-1B supersonic bombers were deployed close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday. Local public safety officials have maintained constant communication between base commanders and the governor's office, Gaminde said. Plan to remain inside for at least 24 hours, it says.

"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".

Showering is equally important, while "lots of soap and water" must be used to help remove radioactive materials.

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Last week, Mr Tillerson said North Korea needed to cease both its missile launches and nuclear weapons tests for talks to begin. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed sanctions on North Korea aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear program.

After a missile attack is over, Guam residents are advised to keep listening for official information from authorities to know what to do next.

The island remains on alert, she said, but its government and its people have steeled themselves for the worst. "We're ready, and prepared, as much as possible".

Asian stocks slump on profit-taking amid US-NKorea tensions
In the political sphere, investors will be keeping a close eye on the rising tensions between North Korea and the US on Wednesday. The local currency was trading at 1,147.55 won against the USA dollar, down 5.55 won from the previous session's close.

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