• Panic ensues after false alarm warns of incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii

    11 monthes ago - By Chron

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    People in Hawaii panicked when they got an emergency alert on their phones warning of an incoming ballistic missile threat.
    Officials quickly confirmed afterward that the alert was a false alarm and had been sent out by mistake.
    People in Hawaii were sent into a panic Saturday morning when they got an emergency alert on their phones that said, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."
    Officials said quickly after that the alert went out by mistake and was a false alarm.
    The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted, "NO...
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  • Video shows the horrifying moment when a false ballistic missile threat alert interrupted a soccer game on TV in Hawaii

    11 monthes ago - By Chron

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    People in Hawaii woke up to a frightening emergency alert Saturday morning which warned of an impending missile targeting the state. It was a false alarm.
    The alert interrupted radio and TV stations across the state.
    Watch the harrowing moment when it disrupted a soccer game.
    People in Hawaii were sent into a panic Saturday morning when they received the following emergency alert on their phones: "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."
    State officials quickly retracted the warning and clarified that there...
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  • White House says false ballistic missile threat was 'purely a state exercise' in Hawaii

    11 monthes ago - By Chron

    An emergency alert went out Saturday morning warning Hawaii of an incoming ballistic missile threat.
    The alert turned out to be a false alarm.
    As state officials quickly worked to address the mistake, the White House released a statement in which it appeared to distance itself from the situation in Hawaii.
    The White House appeared to distance itself from a colossal mix-up that resulted in a false alert being sent out in Hawaii warning of an impending ballistic missile threat.
    President Donald Trump was on his golf course at the Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in Florida when the situation unfolded.
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  • Hawaii Missile Alert Was Caused by Human Error, Officials Say

    11 monthes ago - By Fortune

    An alert mistakenly directing panicked Hawaiians to seek immediate shelter from an incoming ballistic missile was the result of human error, the state's governor said.
    The emergency notice was triggered after an "employee pushed the wrong button" during a shift change at the state's emergency management agency, Governor David Ige said at a press conference in Honolulu. The Federal Communications Commission is "launching a full investigation" into the incident, Chairman Ajit Pai said on Twitter.
    Residents of the island state, as well as thousands of tourists, woke around 8:07 a.m. local...
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  • Hawaii news anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat

    Hawaii news anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat

    11 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A local news anchor in Hawaii posted a screenshot showing several frightened text messages she received after a false emergency alert went out warning of an impending ballistic missile threat to the state.
    The anchor, Sara Donchey, said on Twitter that her family also lived in the state.
    "They were hiding in the garage," Donchey tweeted. "My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken."
    Sara Donchey, an anchor at local NBC affiliate KPRC2 in Honolulu, Hawaii, woke up to a string of terrified texts after an emergency alert went out about an...
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  • ‘Inexcusable' false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was caused by human error

    ‘Inexcusable' false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was caused by human error

    11 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Hawaiian residents were briefly but intensely disturbed this morning by a state-wide alert via TV and phone warning of an incoming ballistic missile. It was, however, shortly afterwards confirmed to be a mistake caused by “human error.” Hawaiian Senator Brian Schatz called the false alarm “inexcusable” and said to expect “tough and quick accountability and a...
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  • Hawaii ‘Missile Threat' Is A False Alarm For Residents Regarding Possible North Korean Attack

    Hawaii ‘Missile Threat' Is A False Alarm For Residents Regarding Possible North Korean Attack

    11 monthes ago - By Business 2 Community

    Was Hawaii at the risk of a “missile threat” from North Korea? No. Hawaii officials confirmed that an emergency alert warning instructing recipients to seek immediate shelter was sent accidentally. Despite residents of Hawaii having received the emergency alert on Saturday, there was a false alarm.
    What happened? Residents received the following message: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Why did it happen? The BBC reported that it was unclear how the initial mistake was made. Nonetheless, many were obviously concerned both in the...
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  • What The Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alert Warns About Trump Relations With North Korea

    11 monthes ago - By Forbes

    An alert by the U.S. Pacific Command warned Hawaiians that a North Korean ballistic missile was headed their way. Although rescinded, the sending of this alert shows the perils of our bellicose relations with North Korea.
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  • Hawaii Missile Threat Alert Was a False Alarm, Officials Say

    11 monthes ago - By Fortune

    There's no missile headed for Hawaii, Representative Tulsi Gabbard said, after residents in the state received emergency alerts on their mobile phones advising them to "seek immediate shelter" from an inbound ballistic missile.
    "Hawaii - this is a false alarm," the Democrat said on Twitter. "I have confirmed with officials there is no incoming missile."
    The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also said on its Twitter account that there is "NO missile threat to Hawaii."
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