In case of nuclear attack, do not look at the flash or fireball.
This is the advice being issued in Guam as the tensions between North Korea and the USA escalate.
The leaflets include tips such as – the further you are away from the fallout, the better, and that radiation loses its intensity ‘fairly rapidly’.
Importantly those caught in the explosion should lie ‘flat on the ground’ and cover their heads as it can take ’30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit’.
The leaflet, published on the Guam Homeland Security Facebook page, comes as Donald Trump said the USA was ‘locked and loaded’ as war appears inevitable.
Those caught outdoors should get ‘clean as soon as possible, to remove radioactive material that may have settled on the body’, particularly the outer layer of clothing which in itself ‘could remove 90 of the radioactive material.’
Importantly, when washing do not use conditioner as it will ‘bind radioactive material to your hair.’
The prospect of all out war between the North Korea and the US continues to grow, and Guam is a strategic base of operations for the United States.
The US President Donald Trump posted on Twitter that: ‘Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!’
On Thursday, Trump said his ‘fire and fury’ threat was not strong enough and North Korea ‘better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble’.
Other advice includes seeking shielding in case of a nuclear attack.
It advises: ‘The heavier and denser the materials – thick walls concrete, bricks, books and earth – between you can (sic) the fallout particles, the better.
‘If you have time, find plastic sheeting from your preparedness kit and cover doors, windows, and ventilation to keep as much of the fallout particles out of your home.’
It continues: ‘Fallout radiation loses its intensity rapidly. In time, you will be able to leave a fallout shelter.
‘Radioactive fallout poses the greatest during the first two weeks, by which time it has declined to about one per cent of its initial radiation level.’
People are also advised to remember ‘any protection, however temporary, is better than none at all, and the more shielding, distance and time you can take advantage of, the better’.
And those who are driving should ‘pull over to the side of the road and head to the nearest concrete shelter.’