Hawaii Agency Accidentally Sends Out Missile Warning and Creates Mass Panic on Twitter


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(It was a false alarm but I spent 40 mins balling my eyes out and praying for my life)

False alerts advising Hawaiians to “seek immediate shelter” from an incoming ballistic missile caused understandable terror on Twitter Saturday.

Residents of the the Aloha State were woken up by their mobile phones on Saturday morning as notifications were blasted telling that a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii,” according to social media posts.

Though the message said it was “an extreme alert” and “not a drill,” followup messages 38 minutes later explained it was a mistake. “State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR! There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii!” the Honolulu police department wrote on their website.

“It was a false alarm based on human error,” added Sen.Brian Schatz of Hawaii on Twitter, explaining that “there is nothing more important to Hawaii than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process.”

“What happened today is totally inexcusable,” he continued. “The whole state was terrified. There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process.”

There is no missile threat. It was a false alarm based on a human error. There is nothing more important to Hawai‘i than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process.

— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 13, 2018

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AGAIN FALSE ALARM. What happened today is totally inexcusable. The whole state was terrified. There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process.

— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 13, 2018

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“Terrified” is an understatement. Hawaii’s roughly 1.5 million residents and their visitors went into sheer panic, many — including Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles‘ Josh Flagg — taking to Twitter and Instagram to express their fear.

“It was a false alarm but I spent 40 mins balling my eyes out and praying for my life,” wrote one user.

Loving living in Hawaii so far!!

(It was a false alarm but I spent 40 mins balling my eyes out and praying for my life) pic.twitter.com/6UCUYEJtrM

— Sarah (@Sarah_Scarbo14) January 13, 2018

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I’m in #Hawaii with my family. Everyone just got this alert to their phones and everyone was terrified. (I was asleep). Emergency services says it was a false alarm. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/RTGgcJ0uLD

— Sara Donchey (@KPRC2Sara) January 13, 2018

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This was my phone when I woke up just now. I’m in Honolulu, #Hawaii and my family is on the North Shore. They were hiding in the garage. My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/m6EKxH3QqQ

— Sara Donchey (@KPRC2Sara) January 13, 2018

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This is my brother. He lives in #Hawaii and this is how his weekend started.#ffs pic.twitter.com/Ti5ataX99x

— Paul (@The2ndEvilExes) January 13, 2018

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Just now….little too late Hawaii Government! My son told me “mom it’s too late, there is nowhere to go. It’s going to hit us either way.” Now Hawaii representatives explain how you talk to your child about that!!! Seriously! pic.twitter.com/Eziv0WJxwG

— Bonnie Cadger (@bonnie_cadger) January 13, 2018

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My brother, a veteran & former Trump supporter in Hawaii, sent …read more

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