The Hawaiian island of Oahu has just 3 fallout shelters to house 235 people in the event of a nuclear attack from North Korea, Fox News reported.
It gets worse for the island of 55,000 residents alone — two of the three shelters are essentially unusable and/or unreachable since the list hasn't been updated since 1985.
The shelters on Oahu, according to Fox News:
- A bank in Kailua; capacity 35.
- Salvation Army store; capacity 0 — the basement is full of products.
- A cave in the mountainside, accessed by a private road — "no trespassing."
"A lot has changed since the 1980s, when the emergency management plan was put in place," Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told Fox News. "With the threat today, it's likely we would have just minutes of warning of an imminent attack. Going to a shelter may or may not be feasible."
In fact, Hawaii would have 12 to 20 minutes to react if North Korea were to initiate an attack, Fox News reported.
One state lawmaker said some structures designated as fallout shelters in Hawaii don't even exist anymore.
North Korea is expected to have the capability to hit the U.S. in five to 10 years, Fox News reported back in March.
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