Government officials in Tokyo admitted this week that if a missile launch is detected from North Korea, citizens in the targeted area would only get about a 10-minute warning to flee the impact zone, according to English language newspaper The Japan Times.
Officials are urging local communities to hold evacuation drills.
The disclosure comes as the country’s Cabinet Secretariat Civil Protection Portal Site, an emergency preparedness website, has seen a spike in web traffic for the month of April.
According to the Times, the website has seen a surge to about 2.6 million views this month compared to roughly 450,000 in March.
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The website features a 32-page emergency response pamphlet about how the public would be notified and what to do in case of various emergency scenarios including “ballistic missile attack, aerial intrusion and a landing invasion.”
For a missile attack …
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