A False Alarm "Ballistic Missile Threat" Message Was Sent To Hawaii Residents


Ige wrote on Twitter that a probe is already underway in the state, involving Hawaii's Department of Defense and the the island's Emergency Management Agency.

That message came out before a new phone alert because, as Rapoza says, EMA "did not have the process in place to send out an all clear", and had to get approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency before sending another wireless emergency message.

But it was 38 minutes before another alert was sent out, clarifying there was "no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii".

The alert turned out to be false and the result of human error. A state emergency management employee apparently pushed the wrong button. He sent a second tweet using capitalization to emphasize the "FALSE ALARM".

Hawaiians woke up to emergency alerts on their phones Saturday about an imminent ballistic missile attack, which they later learned was a false alarm.

Washington Post social media editor Gene Park tweeted out a message from his friend in Hawaii, who said he was in his auto when the alert came and quickly had to decide where to drive out of several locations his family members were spread across, fearing he wouldn't reach them in time.

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The alert caused a panic when it went to people's cellphones Saturday morning but, shortly after, authorities said it was a mistake.

Tweets from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the mobile messages on the false missile threat alerts. There is nothing more important to Hawai'i than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process.

After the alert was declared an error, many decried the fact that such an incredible error was allowed to happen. "If this was for real, what do we have to say for our whole defense system". She said if there was a threat the United States would notify the government through normal security channels.

Hawaii is on the flight path between North Korea and the US.

He returned to his resort, Mar-a-Lago, where the White House said he was briefed on the situation.

"Measures must be taken to avoid further incidents that caused wholesale alarm and chaos today", House Speaker Scott Saiki said in a statement. Amid the threat, Hawaii last month tested a nuclear siren warning for the first time since the Cold War.


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