University of Hawaii students reportedly opened their inbox Monday to find an email headlined: "In the event of a nuclear attack" - an ominous message sent as North Korea continues to threaten a missile attack on the United States.
The email also told students and faculty to be aware of emergency sirens and to follow instructions on "sheltering in place".
"In the event of a nuclear attack", the subject line read, Hawaii News Now reported.
In addition, the distance between Hawaii and North Korea is 4,660 miles. Toby Clairmont, the EMA Executive Officer said Thursday's public presentation would be a focus on the importance of emergency preparedness which also includes keeping significant food for the 14 days, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have engaged in a war of words for weeks.
North Korea's foreign minister said on September 21 that there may be a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean, Yonhap news agency reported, after dictator Kim Jong Un vowed to take the "highest-level" action against the United States. He said at the least, he should have worded it, "In the event of an unlikely nuclear attack".
Once a missile is launched from North Korea, there will be less than 20 minutes warning, Miyagi said.
The Reagan and its escort vessels had visited Hong Kong for a rare port call earlier this month and was expected to sail on to the Sea of Japan, where it would conduct joint drills with the South Korean Navy as a show of deterrence against North Korea. New U.N. sanctions were passed on September 11 in response to a sixth underground nuclear test by North Korea.
North Korea has repeatedly threatened to strike the US mainland, even vowing to strike the USA territory of Guam with four medium-range ballistic missiles in August, though Pyongyang later backed away from the brink.