Well, at about 8am Hawaii time Saturday, this was exactly the notification more than one million Hawaiians received, telling them to take shelter immediately.
Given the recent controversy between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, scenarios like this are all too realistic in the average American’s eye.
If you didn’t know, North Korea has been testing nuclear capabilities since 2006, with at least 5 successful tests since then.
The American public hasn’t had much to worry about in this arena because while the tests were successful, the communist state has not been able to make the bomb fit inside of a missile.
Well, until recently that is.
In August 2017, U.S. intelligence officials leaked to the Washington Post that North Korea has indeed been developing missile-ready nuclear capabilities.
A scary thought, no doubt.
Think about the man in charge of these bombs, Kim Jong-un:
Over the past couple of decades, the leader of the North Korean people has proven himself to be ..uh...a little unpredictable.
This behavior has been made seemingly worse by the also unpredictable behavior of the current President of the United States.
Now, I don’t talk about politics just because it really doesn’t bother me which way someone stands, your beliefs are your beliefs, and you have a right to them.
All I want to point out is that we now have an extremely tense situation between two fairly unpredictable people - one of whom (Kim Jong-un) is the unquestioned authority - the guy everyone has to take orders from or they...well...aren’t around anymore to take orders.
So really, can you blame Hawaiians for thinking they were going to die Saturday morning?
This is why it’s so important to be prepared!
In life, there are tons of things you can’t control, one of those being a nuclear war.
But one thing you can control is being ready to survive for a period of time should (God forbid) something like this ever happen to you.
These types of scenarios are why Emergency Survival Kits are so beneficial. Emergency Survival Kits are packed and ready to go with food, water and many other critical items you need to survive, just in case.
Although you can’t control what the leaders of the world are doing, you can control your ability to take care of yourself and your family.
Seriously, go get a kit. You will sleep so much more peacefully at night knowing you are better prepared.