Are You Keeping Up With the North Korean News?

I don’t know about you, but the current events of the world have had me on edge lately.  It feels like we have been surrounded by tragedy.  Forest fires all summer long with smoke so thick that we could hardly see the road in front of us much less go outside without coughing.

Then there was Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the terrible tragedy that enveloped Puerto Rico and many other places.  On top of that, we recently had that mass shooting in Las Vegas.

I have especially been stressed about North Korea.  Most of my dad’s family still lives in Guam and the threats have felt chillingly real.  One of my most frequented google terms is: “North Korea News.”

Is it safe to stay in the U.S.?  Are these threats real and should we be concerned about our safety?  Which news and media outlets are accurate and who can we trust?  Is the smoke due to a natural disaster or is it a form of biological warfare?  It is so unsettling to know that there may not be a way to know for sure.

I have spent all summer stressing and searching for a way to find out if we can know when North Korea launches a missile.

I spend a lot of time on Quora and this week I found a post that looked promising!

The Question is:

Is there a way to receive a text notification if North Korea launches a missile at the US?

I felt a sense of relief because someone has found a SMS Missile Alert System!  

Right now the U.S. Government does not provide any early warning alerts to let us know if a missile has been launched.  Luckily Japan has a different perspective.  They are much closer to North Korea and make it a point to send a notification to all of their citizens.

Here is a system that provides a live English Translation of the Japanese alert notifications.  With this service we can get an sms text about North Korean Missile launches within 10 seconds of the citizens being alerted.


I don’t know if there is truly a way to buy peace of mind in these volatile times, but this alert system has helped me gain a little peace of mind so I wanted to share it with you.  

What are your thoughts about the current events and would you sign up for a notification system like this?  Also, if we did end up getting a legitimate warning, have you set up an Emergency Action Plan for your family and friends?  I am hoping and praying with all of my heart that this never happens, but I think it is wise to be ever vigilant and prepare.  Please comment below to share your thoughts.  I would like to continue this conversation with you.

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana

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