N Korea threat prompts Hawaii nuclear siren test

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Hawaii has chose to take the growing threats from North Korea seriously and will be conducting a test of the sirens every month to ensure that residents are prepared in the event of a nuclear attack. 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.

There was little reaction from people on famous Waikiki Beach, where the test sounded like a distant siren.

Earlier Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency administrator Vern Miyagi said: "Hawaii is a likely target because we're closer to North Korea than most of the continental United States..."

"I guess (that's) the state of the world that we're in today", she said, adding, "It was just very frightening, on one hand, the fact that we have come to the point to where we have to actually test sirens in light of the threat of nuclear war".

Japan has said it will host a ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on December 15 to look for peaceful ways to prompt North Korea to end its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and denuclearize the Korean peninsula. The weapon would have a range of more than 8,100 miles (13,000 kilometers), easily reaching the U.S. mainland.

A state official warned Hawaii residents that the drills were necessary, and that people should make emergency preparations with their families in case Pyongyang should launch a missile that reached the islands.

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The U.S. Pacific Command, the military's headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region, is based in Hawaii.

Miyagi has previously said a nuclear strike on Hawaii would result in thousands of deaths, thermal radiation, severe damage to critical infrastructure, widespread fires and other chaos.

Bruce and Jody Teasley of OR said they were aware of the attack warning siren test today as they visited Pearl Harbor.

The nuclear attack signal uses a different, wavering tone, warning residents and tourists to stay indoors and await further instructions.

Siren tests are conducted in Hawaii on the first business day of each month. "Its implementation is consistent with the state's long-standing policy to be prepared and informing the public well in advance of any potential threat to Hawaii's well-being".

Tourism officials disagree, saying travelers "should not be alarmed by the testing".

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