On Friday, the authorities in Guam issued emergency guidelines to assist residents in preparing for the event of a nuclear attack amid North Korea’s threat towards the tiny Pacific island.

North Korea’s KCNA news agency said Thursday its military would be concluding plans to launch four medium range ballistic missiles over the coast of Japan to land close to Guam in mid-August. Washington and Pyongyang are locked in heated rhetoric over the communist state’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program.

The safety guidelines

Though Pyongyang did not threaten the U.S.

territory of Guam with nuclear attack, the heightened tension arising from North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test which drew global condemnation and prompted wider U.N. sanctions has stirred fears of a possible nuclear confrontation in the region.

While Guam’s governor tries to calm down nerves over Pyongyang’s missile warning and downplayed the heightened tension, the authorities have released a fact sheet in preparedness for an actual attack.

The guidelines specifically outline what to do before, during, and after an outbreak of Nuclear Conflict.

A spokeswoman for the Guam Homeland Security told reporters that the information released to the public was collected from the website of the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security.

Guam has a population of about 163,000 people and a military base that includes a Coast Guard Group, a submarine squadron, and an airbase.

On Thursday, President Trump issued a stern warning to North Korea and against acting in a way that threatens the United States and territories. He repeated his warning on Friday that America’s military was “locked and loaded” if Pyongyang takes unwise actions.

Guam Governor supports Trump rhetoric

Eddie Calvo, Guam Governor said he agreed with Trump’s rhetoric as a means of sending a strong and clear message to Kim Jong Un, who has been threatening the world with his country’s tests of nuclear weapons and missiles.

Governor Calvo added that though he does not want the situation to escalate further, he believes it is important that there is clarity that if eventually there is any attack on U.S.

soil and territories including Guam, that it will be confronted with an overwhelming response.

On Thursday, North Korea finalizes a plan to launch four Hwasong-12 missiles strike close the tiny Pacific island of Guam which is a U.S. territory.