emfizz.com January 20, 2018

Minnesotans Visiting Hawaii Discuss False Missile Warning

14 January 2018, 12:28 | Terri Saunders

Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm

Hawaii ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert to phones was false alarm

The message was sent amid heightened nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea.

CNN reported Hawaiian Governor David Ige told reporters the mistake was the result of human error and someone at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button" during a shift change. "We spent the last few months trying to get ahead of this threat and provide enough preparation time for the public".

"We made a mistake", he acknowledged in a press conference. "It was no different, because we believed it was happening".

"The governor has directed that we hold off any more tests until we get this squared away".

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was among the first to confirm on Twitter that the alert was mistakenly sent out, and there was no threat of a missile.

US defence agencies, the Pentagon and the US Pacific Command issued the same statement, that they had "detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii".

She questioned why it took civil defense so long to send out the all-clear and why they tweeted before sending a mobile push alert.

Parts of Hawaii woke up Saturday to an emergency alert: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible". U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii called for the alert system to be suspended until "we can be 100 percent confident in its reliability".

How Wisconsin politicians responded to Trump's 'shithole' comment
"The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Haiti's Ambassador to the US, Paul Altidor, asked for an apology and called the comments "quite sad" in an interview with NPR.

Pakistan summons USA ambassador to explain Donald Trump tweet
The Trump administration has been withholding $255 in military aid since August over what it says is Pakistan's failure to crack down on terrorists.

Powerful blizzard snarls travel in US Northeast
Meteorologists define a bomb when an extratropical cyclone intensifies 1 mb (measurement of pressure) every hour for 24 hours. According to the Washington Post , large swaths of the country can expect temperatures 20 to 40 degrees colder than normal.

"I am sorry for the pain and confusion it caused", he said. "The panic and fear created by this false alarm was risky and irresponsible".

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says it "was purely a state exercise".

"Traveling the world as an extreme adventurer, I've been in very scary situations from snowstorms to sharks to hot lava. It wasn't panic. It's not like you can see it coming and dodge it".

But despite the widespread panic, a number of Japanese tourists and residents of the island state interviewed by The Japan Times voiced a more composed reaction to the false alarm. They told FOX 13 News about those frantic moments. Turner says she quickly and calmly gathered her two young kids sheltered inside the only room of her home without windows, the downstairs bathroom. He said they were "absolutely terrified" and wanted to come home immediately.

Wu Qing, a Chinese scholar working in Hawaii, told Xinhua in a phone interview that she still felt frightened. They soon learned that there were no bomb shelters in their area but were heartened to recall seeing a US military installation while on a hike in a nearby canyon.

As he and his wife discussed their options, he got another smartphone alert reading, "There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii".

Trump - who in the past has deployed bombastic rhetoric at North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-Un - had yet to react to the false warning. "There is nothing we can do with a missile, '" said Sterling, a law firm employee.

Speaking after the third round, which started on time at Waialae Country Club, Thomas said he had not got the original warning and was only aware after he received a screen shot from fellow pro Tom Lovelady. "Gone. That's what they just went through".

Other News

Trending Now

United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo
The Red Sea is a key shipping route for world trade that connects the Middle East to Europe via the Suez Canal. Saudi state news agency said the missile was intercepted and destroyed, causing no casualties.

Pep Guardiola: Kyle Walker injury shows schedule is 'killing the players'
Guardiola understands the 29-year-old's frustrations and said recently: 'Our job is to try to search for something to make us win. After an up and down first season, Guardiola has fully implemented his system and added the players he wanted to City.

China 2017 trade surplus with US tops $275bn to record high
Economists had expected China's trade surplus to have narrowed to $37 billion in December from November's $40.21 billion. Russian Federation estimated in 2016 that the annual trade flows between the two world powers were at $66.1 billion.

Google removes 60 apps from the Play Store that hid pornographic ads
In some cases, the malware would also prompt users to register for premium services - meaning charges would be applied. Users have left reviews on the Google Play Store for some of the apps, with one saying , "Don't install for your kids".

Trains to Nottingham delayed after huge fire breaks out at station
Fifty firefighters are now tackling the blaze, which was discovered in the early hours and led to the evacuation of the station. The fire engulfed the station this morning and spread to the roof leading to significant delays on the rail network.

India thrash Pakistan by 7 wickets
After the Men in Blue refused to travel to Pakistan for the World Cup, the organizers were forced to shift all the games to UAE. Bating first, Pakistan Blind Cricket Team scored 282 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in allotted 40 overs.

LG's 65in rollable OLED makes every other TV look boring
One of the features LG have been able to implement using the rollable technology is having the TV operate in different formats. In fact, LG's largest existing OLED display is 77-inches with a heavy price tag of $20,000, and that's only in 4K.

Trump praises 'good energy' in talks between North and South Korea
Also, North Korea re-opened the suspended inter-Korean communication hotline with South Korea , after it was closed down in February 2016.

Peterbilt showcases commitment to advanced technology at CES
The show will also feature a range of Internet-connected home devices that can be controlled from smartphones . It was raining in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday - rare for a desert city.

Judges angry about functioning of India's Supreme Court
Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel, called on Rahul to brief him about the implications of judges' attack on the CJI. But he had previously also raised issue with the decision of fellow judges. # Supreme Court Judge J.