Seattle wants to be ready if North Korea launched a nuclear attack.
The West Coast city has the largest stockpile of nukes in the world. It’s sitting on roughly 1,300 nuclear warheads. Seattle is also home to several tech giants, including Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft, which some argue make it a prime target.
There is a law on the books in Washington State that prevents planning for a nuclear attack. It allows for evacuation plans for every disaster scenario — except a nuclear bomb.
North Korea’s May 2017 missile test
However, there is currently a bill in the works to change that. One of Washington’s state senators recently called the law “ridiculous and silly.”
“And sort of the head-in-the-sand mentality. If it has a probability of happening, prepare for it,” state Sen. Mark Miloscia said.
Military experts say North Korea is about three years away from actually being able to hit the west coast with a nuke.