• Inbound missile alert mistakenly sent out in Hawaii

    9 monthes ago - By Comcast SportsNet

    Players readying for Saturday at the Sony awoke to a concerning message when an emergency alert was sent out warning of an inbound ballistic missile.
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  • Hawaii Missile Alert Was Caused by Human Error, Officials Say

    9 monthes ago - By Fortune

    An alert mistakenly directing panicked Hawaiians to seek immediate shelter from an incoming ballistic missile was the result of human error, the state's governor said.
    The emergency notice was triggered after an "employee pushed the wrong button" during a shift change at the state's emergency management agency, Governor David Ige said at a press conference in Honolulu. The Federal Communications Commission is "launching a full investigation" into the incident, Chairman Ajit Pai said on Twitter.
    Residents of the island state, as well as thousands of tourists, woke around 8:07 a.m. local...
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  • The false Hawaii missile alert was caused by an employee pushing the wrong button, governor says

    The false Hawaii missile alert was caused by an employee pushing the wrong button, governor says

    9 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A false alarm was broadcast to Hawaii on Saturday warning of an inbound ballistic missile, causing widespread panic.
    Officials quickly confirmed afterward that the alert was a false alarm and had been sent out by mistake.
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the alert was caused by an employee pushing the wrong button by accident.
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Saturday that a false alarm warning the entire state of an inbound ballistic missile earlier that day occurred because someone accidentally "pressed the wrong button" during an employee shift change.
    "It was a mistake made during a standard...
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  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    9 monthes ago - By News OK

    AP HONOLULU - A push alert that warned of ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state emergency officials said.
    The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones shortly after 8 a.m, said in all caps, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii.
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  • Hawaii Officials: Text Alert About Missile Threat Was Mistake

    Hawaii Officials: Text Alert About Missile Threat Was Mistake

    9 monthes ago - By CBS

    HONOLULU - A push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state emergency officials said.
    The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones, said in all caps, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
    Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza said it was a false alarm and the agency is trying to determine what happened.

    The alert caused a tizzy on the island and across social media.
    Jamie Malapit, owner of a Honolulu hair salon, texted...
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  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    9 monthes ago - By WGN TV

    An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” was a false alarm, according to the Hawaii Office of Emergency Management and a tweet from one of the state's Democratic congresswomen.
    “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the emergency alert read.
    While the message caused concern on social media, the Hawaii Office of Emergency Management quickly responded on Twitter, saying, “NO missile threat to Hawaii.”
    JUST IN: Officials say an alert sent to people in Hawaii about an...
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  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    9 monthes ago - By Boston Herald

    HONOLULU - Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake. The emergency alert sent to cellphones said in all caps, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza says it's a false alarm. He says the agency is trying to determine what happened. The alert stirred panic for residents on the island and across social media.
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  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    9 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    HONOLULU - Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was a mistake. The emergency alert sent to cellphones said in all caps, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard...
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