Guam Issues Safety Guidelines for Nuclear Attack

Via Reuters: Guam has issued safety guidelines to follow in case of a nuclear attack:

Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the U.S. Pacific territory.

The main safety advice seems to be:

Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you," it said. "Take cover behind anything that might offer protection."

"Remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading. Removing the outer layer of clothing can remove up to 90% of radioactive material," read the guidelines of what to do if caught outside.

Until I read that Donald Trump and his entire family have taken a sudden trip across the globe, I'm not worried. I don't think he cares a whit about putting Americans in danger -- so long as his children and and extended family is safe.

Is anyone surprised that he's only had a desk in the oval office for 7 1/2 months and he's already got his tiny finger on the button, itching to push it?

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    No safety instructions, so far, (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by oculus on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 02:18:02 PM EST
    from the State of California, and/or city/county.

    The instructions (5.00 / 4) (#2)
    by KeysDan on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 03:52:18 PM EST
    are in the Constitution (cf. 25th Amendment).

    Just watched Bill Maher (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 09:53:27 PM EST
    In case Kim was watching, he cut away twice to a map of California highlighting that Kim's only real friend Dennis Rodman, clearly marked, lives in LA.

    One of Bill's best (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by KeysDan on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 10:54:30 PM EST
    shows.    Did you catch the naughty photo shop of Putin on vacation?  A visual metaphor.

    It was a well done joke (none / 0) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Aug 12, 2017 at 08:11:11 AM EST
    Need to order Dawkins new book.

    Armed with Withering Optimism :) (none / 0) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 07:14:29 PM EST
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued guidelines ... (none / 0) (#13)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat Aug 12, 2017 at 01:37:56 PM EST
    ... to state residents two weeks ago, but he also added that it done as a precaution and further emphasized that the chances of a North Korean missile attack are low. If the North Koreans did launch toward us, we'd have perhaps 20 minutes' warning and the islands' substantial anti-ballistic missile defense battery system would immediately swing into action. The U.S. military presence in Hawaii is robust, as it is on Guam.

    Duct tape (none / 0) (#15)
    by MKS on Sun Aug 13, 2017 at 07:37:26 PM EST
    To keep the fallout from coming in under the doors or around the windows....

    I think Reagan era people came up with that one.


    Dubya era :) (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Aug 13, 2017 at 11:02:31 PM EST
    Wish I could forget that

    Reminds me of (5.00 / 4) (#3)
    by Zorba on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 04:57:02 PM EST
    When I was in elementary school, and the Cold War was proceeding apace.
    People were digging fall-out shelters in their back yards.
    We used to have atomic bomb drills at school.  Get away from the windows, go out into the hallways or hide under your desks which have been pushed away from the windows (actually, very similar to the tornado drills we also used to have).
    Like we were going to survive a nuclear bomb that close to us?
    Well, if far enough away, yes we would probably survive.  And maybe die of radiation poisoning, depending on how close.  Or die years later of cancer.
    Gee, I'm so glad that we have two adolescents running two countries with nukes.  Yes, we have way, way more nukes than North Korea does, and we could level them.
    But a lot of people would die, radiation would spread all over the place, and we also have to worry about China's reaction.
    Sigh.  Maybe time to open the new bottle of Jack Daniels we have sitting in our liquor cabinet,

    I lived on Guam (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 09:37:58 PM EST
    in the 60s. I attended the first grade there. My sister was born there on my father's first tour there. So I feel something of a connection to the island. I fear for their safety as the  squatter on PA Ave blathers on.

    Successive administrations... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 07:24:22 PM EST
    Have kicked the can down the road.  It looks like a pile of cans with no more road.

    Only if you are itching for war (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by MKS on Sun Aug 13, 2017 at 07:38:53 PM EST
    Pakistan has nukes.  We have lived with that.

    So does (none / 0) (#17)
    by Zorba on Sun Aug 13, 2017 at 09:21:39 PM EST

    Sigh...looking for a hammer? (none / 0) (#19)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Aug 13, 2017 at 11:07:50 PM EST
    Now I wish I was in the... (none / 0) (#6)
    by desertswine on Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 07:27:14 PM EST
    lead suit business.

    Again? (none / 0) (#20)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Aug 13, 2017 at 11:09:17 PM EST
    Sorry, couldn't resist. I've been resisting a lot. I have resist fatigue :)

    Not (none / 0) (#11)
    by FlJoe on Sat Aug 12, 2017 at 08:59:34 AM EST
    to worry, tRump is behind them 1000% and tourism is going up tenfold.  I don't know if the  Governor is trolling him with lavish praise, or just following the Saudi model of brown nosing, but there is laugh track at the -2:55 mark that is precious.


    There was something very Strangelovian about the whole call, talking occupancy rates in the face of a nuclear confrontation, lathered with the usual campaign style bluster of course.

    The DC doofus (none / 0) (#12)
    by Chuck0 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 at 12:28:19 PM EST
    is now telling the governor of Guam that threatening nuclear war will be great for tourism. It's all free publicity.

    Yes, a real (5.00 / 2) (#14)
    by KeysDan on Sat Aug 12, 2017 at 01:47:33 PM EST
    boom for tourism.  And, what about Venezuela?  just as soon as Maduro returns the country to democracy, Trump will take a call from him, just as he now does from other democracies such as Russia, Turkey, and the Philippines ....all favored tourist destinations.