Missile alert sends islands into panic

Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm

Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm

He told News9 that when he received the alert on his phone, he wasn't sure what to do.

CNN reported Hawaiian Governor David Ige told reporters the mistake was the result of human error and someone at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button" during a shift change. "I am working to get to the bottom of this so we can prevent an error of this type in the future." said Ige in a statement.

Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific US state, sending residents and tourists scrambling for shelter and questioning why an all-clear was not issued faster. "We didn't know what to believe, my wife and daughter were in tears", said Ron.

Charles Howell III was among players staying at the Kahala Hotel on the golf course.

"You can only imagine what kicked in", Gabbard said. Outside, there were locals just going for walks - little did they know the imminent danger of a missile.

"My friend has a bad back and she's in her 70s so we had a wheelchair in our room", Smith said.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai says his agency will also investigate how the alert message was sent.

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According to Miyagi, by 8:10, officials started the recall and cancellation process - but there is no way to stop messages that have already been sent out.

Starke said there was a delay of about 40 minutes before the false alert was confirmed.

Saiki says the system Hawaii residents have been told to rely on failed miserably.

In the moments following the alert, Caldwell said the city's 911 call center was flooded with more than 5,000 calls in a short period of time.

"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii". The state will conduct the drill - the first of its kind since the Cold War era - monthly as part of its regular siren test, an emergency management spokesperson told Agence France-Presse.

"This was purely a state exercise", she added.

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"There is no missile threat", the Democratic senator tweeted.

He said that the incident occurred shortly after a scheduled 8 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) shift change. "It was user error", Rapoza said.

"It does put into perspective to make sure we're prepared at home in case this really does happen", Johnston said.

It wasn't a drill, but there was no incoming missile either. "SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL, '" Hanabusa said.

The notice of a possible missile heading to Hawaii has caused much anxiety, panic, stress, and fear to Hawaii residents.

"I deeply apologize for the trouble and heartbreak that we caused today", said Vern Miyagi, administrator of Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency.

The U.S. military's Pacific Command and state authorities confirmed that there was no missile threat to Hawaii, which is a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean, and home to the U.S. Pacific Command.

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"The false missile warning that took place at 8:07 Saturday morning can not be repeated as it caused extreme anxiety and concern for our local residents and visitors, and the country as a whole".

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