‘Don’t Look at Flash or Fireball,’ Guam Warns Residents

Guam officials have issued a fact sheet to the island’s 160,000 residents on how best to protect themselves in the event of a nuclear missile attack by North Korea.

“Do not look at the flash or fireball — it can blind you,” said the fact sheet posted on social media Thursday. “Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.”

The standard fact sheet prepared by the island’s Department of Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense recalls the advice given to U.S. schoolchildren in the “duck and cover” air raid drills of the 1950s to guard against the Soviet nuclear threat.

The warnings from the U.S. Office of Civil Defense featured the cartoon character…

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