On Monday afternoon, University of Hawaii students got a terrifying email from UH adminstrators, ostensibly sent to help prepare them for nuclear war.
This summer, experts said an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tested by North Korea had the capability of reaching Hawaii and Alaska.
"In the event of a nuclear attack", the subject line read, Hawaii News Now reported. Toby Clairmont, the EMA Executive Officer said Thursday's public presentation would be a focus on the importance of emergency preparedness which also includes keeping significant food for the 14 days, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported. There are people who are concerned.
It went on to say state and federal agencies are now providing information about potential nuclear threats and advising what to do should a nuclear attack and resulting radiation emergency occurs.
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"It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a launching drill in a photo taken by state media.
North Korea is about 4,660 miles away from Hawaii. He said at the least, he should have worded it, "In the event of an unlikely nuclear attack".
The email also told students and faculty to be aware of emergency sirens and to follow instructions on "sheltering in place". Officials believe there would be up to 15,000 casualties.
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President Donald Trump has escalated pressure on North Korea to abandon its missile and nuclear programs.
There has been mounting speculation that the North could stage its latest missile launch in the coming weeks, possibly ahead of the Chinese Communist Party's twice-a-decade congress, which kicks off on October 18.
In September, the Hermit Kingdom successfully conducted its sixth nuclear test, with the regime claiming it detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
Trump is scheduled to visit Asian countries including South Korea in early November, with local news agency Yonhap reporting Tuesday that he may go to the Demilitarized Zone between the nation and its northern neighbor.
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