Hawaii's Missile Alert Happened Because Someone Hit The Wrong Button


Jim Carrey was among the many people in Hawaii who were scared for their lives after receiving a false alarm about an inbound ballistic missile threat. Like I said, the immediate shelters are in town. A second alert was sent to mobile phones, saying that the previous alert was "false alarm" 38 minutes after the first alert. An error was made in emergency management which allowed this false alarm to be sent. The US island state is potentially within reach of North Korea's nuclear missiles, tests have indicated.

The chair of the US Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai said there would be a full investigation into the incident. "We texted our family members and told them if this was true, we love you", said Williams.

Hoosiers in Hawaii say it was mass chaos and terror on Saturday when Emergency Management Officials sent an emergency alert warning about a ballistic missile on its way to the island.

He says they were notified of the mistake shortly after and cancelled further messages from going out, but it took several minutes for a message to be sent notifying residents of the error.

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World number four and 2017 PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas was one of several players who took to social media following the false alarm in Honolulu. "I think we just take it for granted that we'll always be safe and, really, it's kind of important to know what those are before the time comes".

US Pacific Command spokesman Commander David Benham later told reporters in a statement, "USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii". Allsop said it wasn't chaotic at her hotel, but there was a lot of confusion.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted a screenshot of the warning and a message saying it was false. "One person actually sought shelter in a doorway waiting for some other notification, so it definitely looked like everybody received the alert".