USA: Hawaii to resume monthly Cold War-era nuclear siren tests

Hawaii will resume monthly testing of Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens this week, for the first time in at least 25 years, state officials announced in Honolulu on Tuesday. The announcement, though planned weeks earlier, came hours after North Korea’s latest test launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew about 950 km (590 miles) before falling into the Sea of... Еще Japan. Speaking at a press conference in Honolulu, Major General Arthur J. Logan said that the threat of a nuclear attack on Hawaii was “extremely unlikely,” but “we still have to plan for that.” Governor of Hawaii David Ige echoed these statements, stressing the importance of being prepared “for every disaster” and calling the monthly test “our effort to make sure that the public understands what is required of them.” The Administrator of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Vern T. Miyagi, described the sirens as part of a three-step public notification system in case of an attack, which would urge residents to get inside, stay inside and listen for further instructions when they hear the warning. The sirens are set to return to Hawaii on Friday.

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