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Hawaii Gets A False Missile Scare

by Nicolas See Tho

For those of you who have not heard, Hawaii had a missile warning triggering massive panics all over the island, but thankfully it had been a false alarm.

According to Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency, this false alarm was due to a mistake made by an employee during procedures that occurred in a shift handover. Despite an onscreen prompt requesting confirmation to send the missile warning, the message had still managed to get through SMS and early warning systems.

The message mobile users received was: Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. this is not a drill. After the events of this gross failure, state officials had stated saying that a cancellation template would be created to address the issue. Now, the confirmation of the alert has to be signed off by 2 people.

Talk about one scary weekend huh.

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