Hawaii panics after false alert of incoming missile - News Summed Up

Hawaii panics after false alert of incoming missile


Earlier message was sent in error.”The warning – which came across the Emergency Alert System that authorities nationwide use to delivery vital emergency information – read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”A corrected message indicating that “there is no missile threat or danger to the state of Hawaii” was not dispatched to phones until nearly 40 minutes later. Nothing as terrifying as a missile coming to kill everyone you know and love,” she told AFP. “Please lord let this bomb threat not be real.”Tourists and residents received the false alert just one month after Hawaii tested its nuclear attack siren system. “The people of Hawaii experienced that in 15 minutes, they and their families are going to be dead,” the Democratic lawmaker said.


Source: The Express Tribune January 14, 2018 06:00 UTC



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