N Korea threat prompts Hawaii nuclear siren test
Attack siren blares for first time since Cold War
A siren blared across Hawaii yesterday for the first time since the end of the Cold War in an effort to prepare people for a possible nuclear attack from North Korea.
The state is the first to bring back the Cold War-era warning system, Hawaii emergency management officials said. The wailing siren sounded for a minute after the usual testing of the steady alert for natural disasters that Hawaii residents are used to hearing.
Governor David Ige said the new test will ensure the public knows what they should do in case of an imminent attack.
North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, the state media said, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares. North Korea on Wednesday successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile, with leader Kim Jong-Un declaring his country had now achieved full nuclear statehood.