US mistakenly sends Hawaii residents emergency incoming missile alert — but it’s a false alarm

US mistakenly sends Hawaii residents emergency incoming missile alert — but it’s a false alarm:

RESIDENTS and tourists in Hawaii have told of their terror after a false ballistic missile emergency alert was issued, warning them to seek shelter.

Panic-stricken locals ran for safety, thinking they were under imminient attack on Saturday when a text message was issued from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

The alert, in capital letters, read: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”

Authorities took 38 minutes to correct the mistake, which the state’s governor attributed to a “worker pushing the wrong button”.

“It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift and an employee pushed the wrong button,” Governor of Hawaii David Ige told CNN.

The alert stirred panic for residents on the island and across social media.

H/t reader kevin a.

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5 thoughts on “US mistakenly sends Hawaii residents emergency incoming missile alert — but it’s a false alarm

  1. The U.S. Naval Base in Pearl Harbour was originally a January 2, 1887 lease based agreement with the then Queen of Hawaii.

    The DOLE Fruit Company organised a coup to take the islands from the native Royal Family, and eventually, because a Pacific base was deemed desirable following the Spanish American War of 1897 the US Congress concurred with Dole, and decided to steal the islands and annex them in 1900, eventually calling them the 50th State in 1959.

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-overthrow-hawaiian-monarchy

    So the final paragraph of this article casts a sad reflection on the prospects for Hawaiians as they look at their importance on the pecking scale following the missile scare.

    http://real-agenda.com/hawaiis-missile-attack-aftermath/

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