Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert 'by mistake'

People in Hawaii are freaking out over 'impending ballistic missile' text People received this text warning them of an impending missile heading their way
Frank Williams | 13 January, 2018, 21:43

An officer in the Hickam-based 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command confirmed there was never a threat. "Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill".

The 8 a.m. HST emergency alert message appeared on cell phones across the state and almost set off a panic.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted a screenshot of the warning and a message saying it was false.

Hawaiians heard a nuclear attack warning siren test last December for the first time since the Cold War, when the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tested a statewide alert tone signaling nuclear threat.

"This is a false alarm".

The Hawaii Emergency Management agency confirmed the alert was false and that there would be an investigation to learn how it was sent out.

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The video below shows the TV programming being interrupted for the mistaken alert.

The message was accidentally sent at 8.07am local time (6.07pm GMT).

A Hawaii EMA spokesman also told BuzzFeed News that they were in the process of sending another message to cancel the initial alert. We're trying to figure out where this came from or how this started.

Ms Gabbard then tweeted to Hawaii, in all-caps: "There is no incoming missile to Hawaii". He said he was still in bed when the phone started going off "like insane".

The message was sent amid heightened nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea.

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