Hawaii Tests Cold-War Era Sirens After North Korean Missile Test
Hawaii tested its nuclear warning sirens for the first time since the Cold War on Friday.
385 sirens across the 50th State echoed the warning tone, which was tacked on the end of the monthly tsunami alert test, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
The tests come in response to the North Korean regime launching a powerful missile capable of reaching thousands of miles from Pyongyang.
Vern Miyagi, head of Hawaii's emergency management agency said that, if Kim Jong Un sent a missile toward the state, residents would have only 12-13 minutes to react.
"If you hear this, then get inside, stay inside and stay tuned," he said, warning that residents and visitors should plan in advance for any possible attack.
"Get ahead of it," Miyagi said.
Tourists at Oahu's Pearl Harbor at the time of the warning drill were struck by eerie feelings, with one man telling the paper he could only imagine how the midshipmen stationed there felt when the same sirens sounded on December 7, 1941.
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