The US Centers for Disease Control is set to hold high-level meetings in January to discuss America’s preparedness for a nuclear attack on the United States, as well as release updated guidelines on how citizens should react if war with North Korea breaks out.
The CDC is once-again focusing on how average citizens can prepare for a nuclear strike on a major American city, and what to do in the immediate aftermath as well as the following weeks.
“While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness,” said a statement from the Center’s website.
According to CBS News, two specialists set to speak at the briefing will be experts in the effects of radiation on the human body, as well as its impact on the environment and food supply.
The scheduled meeting comes as tensions between the United States and North Korea remain at an all-time high. Last year, dictator Kim Jong Un successfully demonstrated that his nuclear-equipped intercontinental missile are capable of striking every major American city; sparking fears in Washington, DC and across the nation.