In the wake of North Korea's threat against Guam, a Nuclear Threat Working Group has been set up in the Northern Marianas.
Governor Ralph Torres signed an order creating the group on Wednesday, but has called on the CNMI to remain calm.
He said his administration had been working on the order since the first reports of nuclear threats.
The group will coordinate with regional and federal partners to update the territory's All Hazards Response Program and address any potential nuclear threats to the CNMI.
It will be under the direction of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
It will consist of representatives from the Departments of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety, and Public Health.
The group will also establish plans and procedures to promptly communicate information regarding nuclear threats to the public.