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Oops: Hawaii Missile Alert Is a False Alarm

Posted: January 13, 2018 at 11:15 am   /   by
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(John Hinderaker)

The Associated Press reports: “Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile.”

Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake.

The emergency alert sent to cellphones said in all caps, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza says it’s a false alarm.

That’s quite a mistake! The AP says that officials are investigating what happened, as the false alarm “stirred panic for residents on the island and across social media.”

This evidently was like those missing children alerts that show up on your cell phone. Was it pushed out to every cell phone in Hawaii? The AP story is not clear. But no doubt it did “stir panic,” as Hawaiians must have immediately started thinking about North Korea. It will be interesting to find out what caused the “mistake.”

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Oops: Hawaii Missile Alert Is a False Alarm