The nuclear crisis with North Korea is reaching a boiling point.
War on the Korean Peninsula could break out at any second.
And Kim Jong Un just revealed his first American target.
Alaskans have been informed by emergency planners in the state to stock up on extra food, water, radios, and batteries in the event of a nuclear strike.
The state could be first on North Korea’s target list due to their missile warning and intercept technology.
Taking out Alaska could cripple America’s ability to detect and deter further North Korean nuclear strikes.
The Mirror reports:
“Alaska is being urged to prepare for a North Korean nuclear attack – amid fears that a warhead ‘could reach residents in 20 minutes…
… Jeremy Zidek, from the state’s disaster planning team, urged locals to shelter in place should an attack happen – rather than risk being caught in the open for the blast.
He also urged families to have an emergency stash of food and water, flashlights and radios.
And while he insisted that Alaska was unlikely target for a nuclear strike, Mr Zidek admitted that the state’s defensive facilities could be picked for attack.
Alaska is home to Fort Greely, where the US has interceptor rockets designed to destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
The state also has missile defences at the Pacific Spaceport Complex as well as radar warning systems at Clear Air Force Station.
“We have the missile defence system here,” Mr Zidek said. “We have missiles and radars in number of different locations.”
“Perhaps there would be some type of attack on those military facilities to try to hinder our ability to react to any missile launches.”
President Trump still is working to resolve the crisis peacefully.
War with North Korea would be catastrophic.
And at least one state is preparing for the possibility.