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Hawaii panics after inbound missile alert goes off in error
14 Enero 2018, 09:20 | Crisanna Felipe
WARNING This was the warning that was sent to Hawaii residents
Pai said the improved alerts will "lead Americans to take more seriously the alerts they receive on their mobile devices".
Both Miyagi and Ige promised a single person will not be able to make such an error in the future.
Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific US state, sending residents and tourists scrambling for shelter and questioning why an all-clear was not issued faster.
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Miyagi says there will be an investigation to find out how this wrong alert was sent out.
Charles Howell III was among players staying at the Kahala Hotel on the golf course.
"I let her know that I loved her and miss her and that I didn't know what was happening", said Pettigrew.
At 8:07 a.m., an emergency alert blared on the cell phones of thousands of islands residents. "Barely any service. Can you send confirmed message over radio or tv". The possibility of adding interceptor missiles in Hawaii is "still under study", he said after the session.
Pristelski says she's disappointed more action isn't being taken to address the mistake and says there's a lack of preparedness.
North Korea's true ballistic missile attack capability is a mystery, but re is consensus among military experts that it is in a position to reach America's continental territory and, of course, Hawaii.
For months, city, state and emergency officials have preached to Hawaii residents: Be prepared. The alert also warned that "this is not a drill".
Even though the state says almost 93 percent of the state's 386 sirens worked properly, 12 mistakenly played an ambulance siren.
White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement that the president had been "briefed on the state of Hawaii's emergency management exercise".
He called the false alarm "definitely scary stuff". "This can not happen again".
Numerous proposed changes would not go into effect until November 30, 2019, but they would allow alerts to target specific areas with increased detail, preserve alert messages for at least 24 hours, and require participating wireless providers to "best approximate" when network infrastructure would not support their ability to target specific areas.
About 15 minutes into the ordeal, they started seeing the tweet from US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in which she said it was a false alarm. Drivers were instructed to escort the passengers off and seek shelter, officials said.
Soon after, his own alert went off, as did others throughout the area.
"I got a call from my daughter, and she said mom there's been an alert on our phone that there are ballistic missiles heading toward Hawaii", Tacoma mom Lori Mack explained.
Azbell, her boyfriend and hundreds of other hotel guests were "herded like cows" into the basement by staff. "People are crying and people obviously were super scared", she said.
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