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Authorities in Hawaii send incoming ballistic missile alert to residents

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  1. gator_fever

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    https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/na...was-mistake/AOgqBQvNQ3pJkJqVPLJKeM/story.html

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    HONOLULU — Hawaii emergency officials said an alert of a ballistic missile threat is a false alarm.

    The alert stated there was a threat ‘‘inbound to Hawaii’’ and for residents to seek shelter and that ‘‘this is not a drill.’’

    The alert caused a panic when it went to people’s cellphones Saturday morning but, shortly after, authorities said it was a mistake.


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    I wonder how that happened.
     
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  2. AndyGator

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    This will be interesting to find out what happened
     
  3. G8trGr8t

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    Delay in sending correction is inexcusable
     
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  4. G8trGr8t

    G8trGr8t Premium Member

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    Screams human error
     
  5. Spurffelbow833

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    Especially with a credible threat like North Korea.
     
  6. uftaipan

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    Don’t you worry. The offending person will have an underling suspended with pay for this outrage.
     
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  7. gator_fever

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    I think the delay was over 30 minutes I heard.
     
  8. mauijab

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    Heard it on emergency broadcast system on my radio as I got out of my shower . I didn't react much because the sirens didn't sound . I figured Maui is likely not the target
     
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  9. uftaipan

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    All the more reason to take cover if you knew how accurate those North Korean missiles are.
     
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  10. g8orbill

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    I bet they about shit their pants
     
  11. mauijab

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    My friends on Oahu freaked out .
     
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  12. g8orbill

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    wouldn't you- I would have
     
  13. WarDamnGator

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    My guess is hackers.
     
  14. g8orbill

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    probably true war
     
  15. fredsanford

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    Russkie hackers and I bet the ATL airport shutdown recently was also.
     
  16. WarDamnGator

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    Former employee?
     
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  18. gator_fever

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    If it is a 2 step process that employee needs charges against him like someone calling in a bomb threat.

    I should have figured CNN would somehow spin this as the fault of Trump.
     
  19. gator_fever

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  20. vaxcardinal

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    How big was the button :D
     
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