Hawaii residents panic on Saturday morning due to Hawaii False missile alert before it was recall and confirm as false alarm.
The alert was sent early on Saturday morning, its mention “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill”.
People received this message on their mobiles, its all in capital letters, received at 08:07 (18:07 GMT).There was also broadcast on television and radio stations for the same.
40 minutes later the alert was recall. Officials inform that the message was send due to error and there was no threat.
“There is no Missile Threat”
David Ige, Hawaii governor inform that the missile message sent mistakenly. When a wrong button press during a shift change.
He added that its due to human error when one of the thrice-daily shift changes at the state’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA).Next shift wanted to sure that system is working properly and employee pushed the wrong button.
People immediately contacted their loved one when they received this message.
There were several tweets exchange on twitter and social media mentioning that there is not threat in Hawaii.
People share their panic stories as what they did when they receive the missile alert message.
#Students at the University of Hawaii running for shelter after he receive missile threat on his mobile.
One resident informed that they got their children and collect the emergency supplies and went to most secure place, their bathroom.
The state tested Nuclear warning siren in last December, the first time since the end of the Cold War.
US President Donald Trump was in Florida at the time of alert. He has added that correct information must be pass to the community and make sure that this never happen again.
Why People so panic in Hawaii due to missile alert?
its because Hawaii is one of the US states closest to North Korea.