Hawaii mistakenly warns citizens of an incoming ballistic missile

15 January, 2018, 00:23 | Author: Irene Delgado
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"I was awakened by the alert like everyone else here in the state of Hawaii".

Still in her pajamas at her condo with her husband the Port St. Lucie resident said she only saw a message telling her a missile threat was heading her way and to seek shelter. POTUS is an abbreviation for President of the United States, emphasizing the plea from Gooch to US President Donald Trump amid tense US-North Korean relations.

"I think it's pretty irresponsible, but I guess, you know, people make mistakes, things do happen, I guess the main point is just that everyone's okay and nothing bad happened", Guzman said. They have also added a cancellation protocol that can be instituted within seconds, he said. She said, 'What was that?' I said, 'There's a missile coming, ' " Chaparro told the Herald.

Hawaiians have been told that they'll have 20 minutes to seek shelter if a missile were launched from North Korea.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency is "launching a full investigation" into the false alarm.

The emergency alert was recalled after close to 45 minutes.

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Commander David Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command confirmed in a statement that there is no threat: "USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii", the statement read.

Miyagi said he meant to produce a report about the incident by next week.

"It shouldn't happen, we've already taken action to assure that a false alert does not happen again", said Ige. Brian Schatz says the false alarm about a missile threat was based on "human error" and was "totally inexcusable". The whole state was terrified.

"Everyone was running around like, 'What do we do?'" he said.

In Oahu, Chaparro said she was in "disbelief over how long it took to tell us it was a false alarm" and said the chaos and panic prove the state isn't ready for a real attack. "We will be looking at how we can improve the procedures so it doesn't happen again".

With the threat of missiles from North Korea in people's minds, the state reintroduced the Cold War-era warning siren tests last month that drew global attention. She and her friend drove back to the condo, checked social media and found an NBC feed saying it had been a false alarm. "This is a real threat facing Hawaii, so people got this message on their phones and they thought, 'We have 15 minutes before me and my family could be dead'".

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