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Ballistic Missile Emergency Alert Mistakenly Sent To People In Hawaii

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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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People in Hawaii received shocking media alerts Saturday morning warning of an approaching missile and instructing people to seek shelter, but authorities quickly declared the message was sent in error.
“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,” the message read. “SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Shortly after, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Honolulu Department of Emergency Management informed Twitter followers there was no missile threat to Hawaii.





Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) also said the message was a “false alarm.” Authorities are reportedly investigating how the alert was sent. A request for comment from Hawaii EMA was not immediately returned.


i would have freaked out if i had received this alert on my phone.

anyone ever been in a false alarm like this?




posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:09 PM
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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
www.huffingtonpost.com... mg00000009


People in Hawaii received shocking media alerts Saturday morning warning of an approaching missile and instructing people to seek shelter, but authorities quickly declared the message was sent in error.
“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,” the message read. “SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Shortly after, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Honolulu Department of Emergency Management informed Twitter followers there was no missile threat to Hawaii.





Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) also said the message was a “false alarm.” Authorities are reportedly investigating how the alert was sent. A request for comment from Hawaii EMA was not immediately returned.


i would have freaked out if i had received this alert on my phone.

anyone ever been in a false alarm like this?



Didn't this happen a couple months ago too?



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears This is a scary scenario! Waiting to hear what caused the error! Thank God they put out that it was a false alarm before it escalated.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Bring me my brown pants.



Someone’s going to have to be responsible for All those dry cleaning bills.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


A populace under stress is easily controlled and Hawaii is the only state in the Union looking at a universal income.www.motherjones.com...


I don't think the 2 are connected, but TPTB (and their minions) more than likely would not be happy with the idea of universal income.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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When you make a mistake

1. Own it.
2. Apologize.
3. Try to correct it, or change things so it never happens again.

They've done all that (human error) but continue to get dragged through the mud for it. (not you OP, I'm talking tv news.)

The big thing here is not that a mistake was made, (if you work, you are going to make them, I don't care who you are) but that it took 38 minutes to retract it. That was a real bummer.

One sad story I heard was a man gathered his children together (voice cracking as he told the story) and was carefully telling/reminding his children where he kept the emergency supplies in case anything happened to him.




posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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i would have freaked out if i had received this alert on my phone.


A lot of people did freak out. I probably would have, too.

The most concerning thing is not that this was a very serious human mistake (even though it is concerning that it happened to begin with), but that it took almost 40 GD minutes to issue a public correction after the US government and military had reportedly confirmed within a few minutes that there was, in fact, no inbound missile.

This is a fail all around. It is unacceptable for this to happen.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: Daughter2
I already posted it but this one can stay up because it looks much better.


Yours was posted in BAN. Both yours, and this one, can remain open.

Don't abandon your own thread.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 05:48 PM
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That would scare the living daylights out of anyone seeing that.

Where are they going to seek shelter against a nuclear device?

Heads should role on this one


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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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They need to tell us how in the world could this happen


How does one make such a mistake?

Any info on how this happened


False Flag maybe ?



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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If this warning system can be accidentally activated this easily, they have a dangerously antiquated system. You can't even empty your Recycle Bin on a computer without it asking you if you're sure. Something like this should be confirmed by at least one "Are you sure" and probably a second "Are you REALLY sure you want to send a REAL missile warning?" type message. And if they're still using a physical button, hello, buttons like this should be covered at all times. I had to open a cover just to flip the engine kill switch on my fuel truck for Christ's sake.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

This could ruin lives, destroy cities in hours, and make a friggin mess. I hope these mistakes are few and far between.

If I thought a nuke was going to hit NYC, I would race home in my work truck, take my family and our things, and bounce inland salvaging and repurposing things as I found them.

Then when no nuke hit I would be fired for brazen theft of company property as well as go to jail for a string of petty thefts and reckless driving all along the way.
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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:34 PM
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No, nothing makes sense, all around. I doubt it would be a physical button like you see in old movies, otherwise it would be covered. These days, however, especially since it's a text alert, it's obviously digital, maybe a computer interface. The alert can't be too far buried because it has to be easily enough accessed in a real event so in confusion or haste.

Maybe it was hacked into by a hostile entity?

Maybe "the employee" inside was a saboteur?

I do not know.

But it took a long time to issue a correction, when it was known earlier.

Hell, maybe even to see what DJT would say or how he would react if given the news of a major event...



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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I saw this on a facebook feed and though it had to be a joke. One person's theory was that NK launched a Ballistic Missile at Hawaii or the main land and it was intercepted. I guess if we are utilizing the rail gun tech that the Navy has been researching and testing or some laser system then yeah we could have taken it down before it reached Hawaii. They would have sent out a message incase the military could not take it out. Or someone hacked the emergency alert system on the island.

~Morpheus



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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If I thought a nuke was going to hit NYC, I would race home in my work truck, take my family and our things, and bounce inland salvaging and repurposing things as I found them.


So would everyone else who got the alert or feared it.

It would be complete chaos.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: face23785

No, nothing makes sense, all around. I doubt it would be a physical button like you see in old movies, otherwise it would be covered. These days, however, especially since it's a text alert, it's obviously digital, maybe a computer interface. The alert can't be too far buried because it has to be easily enough accessed in a real event so in confusion or haste.

Maybe it was hacked into by a hostile entity?

Maybe "the employee" inside was a saboteur?

I do not know.

But it took a long time to issue a correction, when it was known earlier.

Hell, maybe even to see what DJT would say or how he would react if given the news of a major event...



I'd agree it almost has to be digital. Like I said though, if it's digital there should be several layers of confirmation to make sure you meant to do that. It shouldn't be as easy as just accidentally clicking something and it does it. You should get a big ass warning explaining what you just pressed and asking if you're sure you really want to do that, and if you hit yes followed by another warning. This doesn't add that much time in an actual emergency.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: face23785

originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: face23785

No, nothing makes sense, all around. I doubt it would be a physical button like you see in old movies, otherwise it would be covered. These days, however, especially since it's a text alert, it's obviously digital, maybe a computer interface. The alert can't be too far buried because it has to be easily enough accessed in a real event so in confusion or haste.

Maybe it was hacked into by a hostile entity?

Maybe "the employee" inside was a saboteur?

I do not know.

But it took a long time to issue a correction, when it was known earlier.

Hell, maybe even to see what DJT would say or how he would react if given the news of a major event...



I'd agree it almost has to be digital. Like I said though, if it's digital there should be several layers of confirmation to make sure you meant to do that. It shouldn't be as easy as just accidentally clicking something and it does it. You should get a big ass warning explaining what you just pressed and asking if you're sure you really want to do that, and if you hit yes followed by another warning. This doesn't add that much time in an actual emergency.


I completely agree, and I have no idea. It doesn't make sense to me

But without knowing how the system is set up, there's no way to know, and I have zero idea how that system works.

:/



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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haha.... "mistake"

right



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