Dept. of Homeland Security suggest making a plan after nuclear threat from N. Korea
METRO—President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that our country's 'nuclear arsenal' is stronger and more powerful before.
This comes after threats and nuclear tests performed by North Korea.
Now, schooldays drills for atomic bombs are now just a part of history, but some in Washington say Wednesday's threat from North Korea should be taken seriously.
"We are now in the most dangerous days since the missile crisis of 1962," said Rep. Brendan Boyle, Philadelphia.
Wednesday's peeling signage is only a reminder of an era, prepared for a nuclear attack.
"For a fallout shelter, really there a few that are still around. But I know there general public doesn't know where they are at," said Lt. Bryan Green, Clay County Emergency Management.
Before it was the West Fargo public library, it was a school and a fallout shelter where people could come for safety, today, it's considered inactive.
Most of the federal and state buildings like schools and courthouses are no longer fallout shelters, even if they haven't been reconstructed.
So instead, Lt. Green says you should have a family plan.
"There is such a slim chance that we would be hit by a nuclear weapon. But you should still think about it, and try to figure out where you would go," said Lt. Green.
That means having a meeting place and a way to get in touch with family and friends even if phone lines go down, but few have one for any type of emergencies, including fires or tornados.
"We don't have one right now," said Amy Anderson, local.
Others have plans, but most are geared towards 'environmental' emergencies.
"We have actually run fire drills in case there is a fire. We grab the boys and we get out of the house as fast as we can timing ourselves,' said Anthony Green, local.
The Department of Homeland Security recommends you take shelter as soon as possible if there ever is a nuclear attack.
That means finding a fallout shelter that is still active or taking note from even these historic drills to duck or a find wall to shield you.
Officials say they're not sure which fallout shelters in the area are still considered 'active'.
The Department of Homeland Security in Minnesota says they don't even track that information anymore.