Authorities In Hawaii Make URGENT Announcement- America On HIGH ALERT

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Huny Badger AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Officials with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will announce plans for a public information and education campaign related to the ballistic missile threat from North Korea.

Agency officials say that although the threat of a ballistic missile from North Korea is currently assessed to be low, the HI-EMA has been working on preparedness and consequence management plans since December 2016.

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“We do not want to cause any undue stress for the public,” Vern T. Miyagi, Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency administrator said in a statement reported Thursday by the state’s news media, but “we cannot wait to begin our public information campaign to ensure that Hawaii residents will know what do if such an event occurs.”

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Can you imagine the person put in charge of the PR for this?  Hawaii is dependent on tourism and a large portion of the residents rely on that tourism for their livelihood.  The potential of releasing the information about a public safety plan due to North Korean nuclear missiles, could be catastrophic.

The reality is that Hawaii is well within North Korea’s striking distance and Hawaii has been a prime target in the past, Pearl Harbor.

Miyagi, along with Toby Clairmont, Executive Officer for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will announce the public information and education campaign tomorrow related to the potential North Korean ICBM threat.  The plan includes instructions for Hawaii residents and tourists on what to do if a ballistic missile attack is detected, Stars and Stripes reports.

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The information released will include evacuation drills for school students and public service announcements that say “get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned,” the Honolulu Star Advertiser said, quoting officials.

Military experts estimate a missile from North Korea would take between 12-20 minutes to reach Hawaii.

Representative Matthew S. LoPresti, Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Public Safety, issued a statement today saying he supports the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency rolling out a disaster preparedness plan and public information campaign to address the unlikely scenario of a North Korean nuclear attack.

Hawaii’s Tourism Authority is not thrilled with all the talk coming from officials.

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“Everyone’s safety in Hawaii is always our top priority,” Charlene Chan, a spokeswoman for the agency, said in a statement reported by the Star Advertiser. “However, we also know from speaking to our tourism industry partners that if reports are misinterpreted about the state’s need to prepare for an attack, this could lead to travelers and groups staying away from Hawaii. The effect of such a downturn would ultimately be felt by residents who rely on tourism’s success for their livelihood.”

Besides, she said, the threat from North Korea “is a very remote possibility at this time.”

Miyagi, a retired Army general, agreed. He said in April that an attack is “a low probability. . . . But then, so, we have to keep a lookout for that. That’s why we’re talking about updating the plan. It’s an awakening.

“Know where to go, know what to do, and know when to do it,” he said.

God Bless.

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