Missiles will attack Hawaii? A false alarm

Missiles will attack Hawaii? A false alarm
    Missiles will attack Hawaii? A false alarm
    (January 14, 2018) (Hawaii ) Hawaii's emergency management official said the warning that a ballistic missile attacked Hawaii on Saturday (January 13) was a false alarm .


    Combined with the CBS and CNN news reports, an emergency alert sent to mobile phones on Saturday wrote: "Hawaii is facing the threat of ballistic missiles seeking immediate sanctuary, which is not an exercise." All the words are in capital letters.

    The warning to be played on television said: "If you are outside, escape from the windows in the building immediately and if you are driving, safely park your car to the side of the road, seek shelter in a nearby building, or lie down We will announce the news at the end of the threat. "

    Emergency officials in Hawaii confirmed late on Saturday night that the ballistic missile warning was a mistake and the official button of a state emergency department was wrong.


    Staff wrong button

    At a news conference on Saturday night, Vern Miyagi, who oversees the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said employees were testing the ballistic preparation list with a wrong button at the shift on Saturday morning.

    This button does not trigger the system test, but into the real event mode. Vern Miyagi confirmed that the triggering of the alert took only two steps, involving an employee who triggered the alert.

    He said there was a screen that prompts: "Are you sure you want to do this?" The staff confirmed the issue and inadvertently caused panic in Hawaii.

    David Ige, the Democratic governor of Hawaii, said: "I was awakened by the alarm, just like the rest of Hawaii, and it was uncomfortable and regrettable that we would review how to improve the process so that it will not happen again."

    Pentagon and Pacific Command issued a statement clarifying false positives
    This alarm caused social media attention, causing public panic. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard. After the alert was issued, Richard Repoza said it was a false alarm. The agency is investigating what happened.
    Wael Elyamani
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