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FCC To Investigate Hawaii's Terrifying False Ballistic Missile Alert

FCC To Investigate Hawaii's Terrifying False Ballistic Missile Alert

Emergency phone lines were reportedly clogged with calls following the alert.

This is the full text of the emergency alert that was mistakenly issued for Hawaii.

Miyagi said there was a "check list" that should have been followed. "And there was no alarm outside, usually they have sirens if there's a tsunami coming and there was nothing like that so we started to think that it probably wasn't accurate". It's an matter of executing the process. It was, however, shortly afterwards confirmed to be a mistake caused by "human error".

But for the more than 30 minutes it took before a corrected message was broadcast, the alert caused panic around the state.

The governor's remarks come after Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi headed to the agency's 24-hour operations center to find out why the false alert was sent out, according to an email to CNN.

"Hawaii - this is a false alarm", wrote Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard on Twitter.

Gabbard then tweeted, "HAWAII - THIS IS A FALSE ALARM".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) guides the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017.




"This was purely a state exercise", the statement read.

Officials say despite the error, they want the public to remain vigilant and treat any future warnings seriously. It instructed people to seek shelter and noted "this is not a drill". I didn't understand that. "But we took it as seriously as a heart attack", LoPresti added.

NORAD is a U.S.

President Donald Trump has been briefed on a false alert that Hawaii was under the threat of being hit by a ballistic missile.

"It's totally unacceptable", said U.S. Sen.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige vowed to "get to the bottom of this" and said he'd be meeting with the Defense department and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency so that is doesn't happen again.

For Hawaii, located about 4,600 miles away from North Korea, living in the shadows of a nuclear threat is becoming a reality.


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