Hawaii Issues Missile Warning in Error, Sending Panic on Social Media

#Hawaii” one user tweeted. Hawaii Sen. CNN was told by a viewer in Hawaii that both the initial threat warning and the message of false alarm more than 30 minutes later came across the TV warning notification system. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken. “The warning was a mistake,” Miyagi said. My mom and sister were crying. “It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button,” he said. “Repeat. Mazie Hirono echoed that point in her own tweet. This is not a drill.”
The alert was sent sometime after 8 a.m. Tulsi Gabbard after a false alert is sent to Hawaiians informing them of an incoming ballistic missile strike https://t.co/94g2KjEfqr https://t.co/iyEAN9kJqG
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) January 13, 2018

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— Jim Jaggers (@JJaggers_WREG3) January 13, 2018

A second emergency alert goes out 38 minutes after the first alert saying it was a false alarm pic.twitter.com/iJjKEabZLz
— Amanda Golden (@amandawgolden) January 13, 2018

"We're still getting to the bottom of the details," says Hawaii Democratic Rep. A ballistic missile?! False Alarm” the second alert read. The warning went out to television and radio as well as cell phones, Ige added. “It was a false alarm based on a human error. #Hawaii pic.twitter.com/TmSGaoIQ7i
— me~shell⚾ (@hawaiigirl3) January 13, 2018

Ballistic Missile Warning in Hawaii. “Earlier message was sent in error. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted saying the alert was sent in “ERROR.”
“There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii!” the mayor tweeted. Brian Schatz also took to Twitter on Saturday in the wake of the false alarm. A second emergency alert went out about 40 minutes later clarifying that the first alert was a false alarm, CNN associate producer Amanda Golden tweeted. David Ige told CNN that human error caused the alert to go out. Seek immediate shelter. 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. There is nothing more important to Hawaii than professionalizing and fool-proofing this process.”
Hawaii Democratic Sen. State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible.”
White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters referred all questions about the alert to the Department of Defense. I'm in Honolulu, #Hawaii and my family is on the North Shore. local time, and many people took to Twitter to share screenshots of their phones. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency eventually tweeted “NO missile threat to Hawaii.”
Hawaii Gov. I’m in Kauai now. “We need to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

This was my phone when I woke up just now. “There is no missile threat,” the Democratic senator tweeted. “What?! Residents and visitors in Hawaii Saturday received a missile warning alert in error, but not before creating a panic on social media. Hawaii Rep. They were hiding in the garage. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/m6EKxH3QqQ
— Sara Donchey (@KPRC2Sara) January 13, 2018

What?! Tulsi Gabbard also posted to Twitter, reassuring citizens that she has confirmed with officials that “there is no incoming missile” and told CNN’s Jake Tapper the alert was “inadvertent.”
Commander David Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command confirmed in a statement that there is no threat: “USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii,” the statement read. “At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to community is accurate,” she wrote. The alert read in all capital letters: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Will try to report as best I can. People are sheltering in place. A ballistic missile?!