In an official statement Ige said that though he was “thankful” the alarm was an error, he was “working to get to the bottom of” the incident to “prevent an error of this type in the future.
Hawaiians certainly hope so. Social media reactions tell the story as well as anything.
The panic was real. In addition to desperate measures like slipping kids into storm drains, businesses kicked people to the curb, and there were social media reports of tourists in a blind panic at various hotels.
Fortunately, it was all just a big screw-up in the end.
Let’s hope it wasn’t also a full-on dress rehearsal for the real thing one day.
Source:: MAXIM – News