"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Saturday, January 13, 2018

WW3 WATCH: 'Terrifying': False ballistic missile threat sends Hawaii into panic

WW3 WATCH: 'Terrifying': False ballistic missile threat sends Hawaii into panic

A false ballistic missile threat alert was sent to Hawaii phones on Saturday morning, sending the state into a panic.
It took about 15 minutes for officials to confirm that the alert was a mistake.
But it took emergency management officials nearly 40 minutes to send out a "false alarm" alert to cell phones using the same mechanism that sent out the emergency warning in the first place.

"It's totally unacceptable," said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. "There was anxiety across the state and it was terrifying. There was a lot of unnecessary pain and anxiety. It's important to have accountability at the state level and the emergency management level in terms of what exactly what went wrong."
In a news release about 9:30 a.m., Gov. David Ige sent out a statement saying the cause of the false alarm was not immediately clear.
“While I am thankful this morning’s alert was a false alarm, the public must have confidence in our emergency alert system," he said. "I am working to get to the bottom of this so we can prevent an error of this type in the future."
The alert sent people scrambling for shelters and their cars, and online for additional news.
Cell phones were overloaded while the Hawaii Emergency Management's website appeared to crash. As of 8:50 a.m., the website had not yet been restored online.
The false alert was sent about 8 a.m. and confirmed to be sent in error within about 15 minutes.
Several minutes after the alert was sent out, authorities from the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii sent out a statement confirming that there was no missile threat.
"USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii. Earlier message was sent in error," said Com. David Benham. "State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible."
Though it was clearly sent in error, it is not yet known how the emergency alert message was first triggered, or by which agency the mistake was made. Residents and lawmakers across the state decried that such an incredible error was allowed to happen.
"This enormous mistake is unacceptable. Hawaii's civil defense system failed Hawaii's residents this morning," said state Sen. Will Espero. "The checks and procedures in place to confirm and re-confirm the public notification process failed Hawaii."
"This is an unacceptable mistake and it is being investigated!" added State Sen. J. Kalani English.
This story will be updated.



  1. Testing-1 2 3.This is only a test.

  2. Wasn't an error ...it was done on purpose imo

  3. Leftist actress Jamie Lee Curtis and liberal Jim Carrey blame Trump, yet it was a liberal democrat state government Hawaii test.