USA: North Korea threat leads Hawaii to resume Cold War-era siren tests
The threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea has lead Hawaii to resume the testing of its Cold War-era sirens, in footage captured in Honolulu on Friday.
«The siren is being brought back because we have to give our public and our visitors as much warning time as possible,» explained Hawaii Emergency Management Agency... Еще administrator Vern T Miyagi.
Local residents agreed that although they perceived the likelihood of a nuclear attack as slim, the reintroduction of the sirens is a positive step.
«I don't think it's going to happen, but it is definitely helpful to have a siren to alert us because it's going to give us a few minutes to find a shelter,» said local resident Marco Marcello.
The siren tests are set to take place monthly on the island, and they will be sounded for a period of 30 seconds.
It is thought that recent test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) by North Korea are able to reach Hawaii.