North Korea’s nuclear weapons have Hawaii on edge, according to a state resolution passed on Thursday.
The state House Public Safety Committee last week passed a resolution urging officials to revisit plans from the Cold War era preparing people in case of a nuclear attack. Hawaii has decades-old fallout shelters that were stocked with medical and sanitary kits as well as food. The problem is that they haven’t been updated since 1981, so lawmakers are pushing for funding to re-equip the shelters.
On Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck talked about the resolution and remembered his experiences as a high school student in the Cold War. His school in the early 1980s was as unprepared as Hawaii is now.
“My final paper in school for my civics class was on the fallout shelter in my high school,” he described. But the shelter had been there for a couple of decades and was hardly ready in case of a nuclear attack. “They showed the fallout shelter, and it had all these old crackers and stuff from, I don’t know, 1960. This is 1982, so we’re at the height of the Cold War.”
He noted that the "fallout shelter" was in reality an air duct which lead outside.