Guam – It appears that North Korea has made a major development with its missile program.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that the hermit kingdom has successfully test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM yesterday (Tues) on the fourth of July. According to a release from the Guam Office of Homeland Security and Civil Defense the missile reached a height of around 1,751 miles which is the highest altitude a North Korean missile has ever reached. The missile reportedly flew for about 40 minutes and landed more than 500 miles east of the launch site in the Sea of Japan. Homeland Security Adviser George Charfarous is quoted in the release as saying, “Although the recent North Korea test is the furthest reached thus far, there is still no immediate threat to Guam and the Marianas at this time.” Charfarous says that Guam Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense is monitoring the situation closely. The Guam Homeland Security Adviser also advises the community to remain prepared for all hazards by creating a family communication plan, practicing the plan and building an emergency preparedness kit.