It has been a long time since the nuclear sirens have been used in Hawaii. In light of the new developments of nuclear testing by North Korea, Hawaii is preparing itself for a nuclear attack. Hawaii is one of the closest US lands to North Korea and could be one of the first targets if it comes to an attack. Hawaii is preparing now for what could happen in this unstable political climate.
For the First Time Since the End of the Cold War, Hawaii Will Test Nuclear Sirens
Updated 5:25 PM ET, Fri December 1, 2017
(CNN)Hawaii is taking those threats from North Korea seriously.
Starting Friday, the state will start monthly testing of a nuclear warning siren system aimed at alerting residents to an impending nuclear missile strike. It's the first such tests in the Aloha State since the end of the Cold War.
The test of the nuclear warning siren will be conducted during the monthly tests of the overall statewide warning siren system, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
At 11:45 a.m. on the first business day of every month, a steady alert signal will blare from speakers for 50 seconds, followed by a 10-second pause and then a wailing "attack warning" signal for 50 seconds.
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