HONOLULU - Even in 2018, the threat of nuclear war remains as real as ever.

Although the precautions from the 1950s have changed, do you know how you would react? 

Last month, the false alert had thousands of people fearing for their lives.  Reminding us of 1945, when two nuclear blasts in Japan killed an estimated 130 to 230 thousand people.

The weapons today are even more powerful.

There is about a fifteen minute window to prepare if a nuclear missile attack were real.

Make sure you have an emergency bag ready with the following items:

  • A battery or crank powered radio
  • Any medications you need
  • Enough food and water for 72 hours
  • A first aid kit
  • Extra batteries 
  • Flashlight 
  • Anything else you may need for your environment, like a heating blanket.

Then, seek shelter.  Do not go outside.

Prepare your shelter for at least 24-72 hours.  If you were outside, remove all clothing, especially if you find dust on your body.  Gently wipe off your exposed skin with a wet cloth, as this can remove 90% of radioactive material.

Do not evacuate your shelter until you were told do so.