In the wake of growing escalation between the United States, Allies, and North Korea the possibility of World War Iii and a nuclear strike is possible. Even under the biggest U.N sanctions against North Korea, Kim Jong- un refused to back down over his nuclear program and has threatened to strike the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons. North Korea has tested ICBM missiles, which has the capability of hitting anywhere in the United States. President Trump in response to the threats stated," an attack on the United States would be met with fire, fury, and power of which this world has never seen before."


In Case there is strike, the Emergency Broadcasting System will alert the American public of the impending danger.

The EAS was put in place in 1997 and had replaced the older CONELRAD System. The system works with all state and federal agencies including the National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Federal Communications Commission to alert the public of danger nationally and local. The EAS also allows the President to speak to the entire nation within 10 minutes of an actual emergency. So far, no president has ever needed to use the system in the United States.

What to do

If you are near the center of a nuclear explosion there is not anything that you can do. Up to 50 miles away you could also experience flash blindness. People can also experience third-degree burns up to five miles away.

The temperature from the bomb can reach up to 540,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

1. All families and individuals should have an emergency plan in place. Make sure every member of your family has contact information and a designated area to meet.

2. Have individual supply bags ready with flashlights, batteries, non-perishable foods, water, medication, can opener, matches or fire starters in case you need to leave the area.

3. Get to underground as quickly as possible. Stay away from the windows. Find a concrete or brick building to hide in if you're not near a fallout shelter or get in the basement. Stay there until authorities tell you it is alright to leave or wait at least 48 hours to a month.

4. If you are close and can see the fire/ mushroom cloud, do not look at it.

Find cover as quickly as possible. If you cannot find any type of cover to try and protect yourself, lay on the ground and cover your head. You will only have 30 seconds between explosions to take cover and get inside.

5. If you are outside and exposed to radioactive material, get out of your clothes and place them in a plastic bag. Get into a shower as fast as you can and wash thoroughly with soap. Do not use hair conditioner on your hair, the material could bind to it. Make sure you wash your eyes, nose, and ears properly. Get into clean clothes that were not exposed.

6. Avoid downwind if possible. Fallout can travel hundreds of miles away from the site of the explosion.