Hawaii Gets False Alarm about 'Inbound' Ballistic Missile

14 January, 2018, 21:09 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Hawaii Gets False Alarm about 'Inbound' Ballistic Missile

A message was sent out on phones that there was no missile treat. But this alert was a fake and a whopping 38-minutes later, state officials finally issued an official correction message.

ALLEN, TX-An Allen couple is relieved to know that their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren are safe after emergency officials in Hawaii accidentally sent an alert this morning detailing an imminent missile attack.

The alerts were sent through mobile push alerts and TV alerts.

That's twice as long as it would have taken for a missile to reach the North Pacific chain of islands, from North Korea.

As news of the alert quickly spread on social media, Hawaii's office of Emergency Management Agency tried to counteract the rumor.

Kelowna resident Renee Wasylyk was enjoying breakfast near Poipu Beach this morning when a high-pitched buzz from her cell phone alerted her, and others around her, to an incoming "ballistic missile threat".

"The local radio station was saying the same thing the phone said, this was not a test, this was real, take shelter inside", Alex said.

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The Hawaii Emergency Management agency tweeted that the alert was false within 15 minutes of it being sent out around 8 a.m., but cellphone screenshots show a delay of almost 40 minutes between the original alert and another declaring it to be a false alarm.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi was en route to the island's 24-hour operations center to determine how the mistake happened, CNN reported. NORAD added it was going to look into "how that alert came about or how it stated".

The text warnings are part of a new automatic alert system introduced last month in the wake of threats by North Korea. There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii!

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said it "was purely a state exercise".

"I know first-hand how today's false alarm affected all of us here in Hawaii, and I am sorry for the pain and confusion it caused".

"There is no missile threat".

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