• 38 minutes of panic: Here's how people in Hawaii reacted to a false ballistic missile alert

    One year ago - By Chron

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    Hawaiians received a false alarm on Saturday warning of an inbound ballistic missile and causing instant, widespread panic.
    The alert was apparently caused by an employee at Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency pushing the wrong button by accident.
    A second alert clarifying that there was no missile threat to Hawaii did not come until 38 minutes after the initial false alarm.
    Residents and vacationers in Hawaii awoke Saturday morning to a stunning emergency alert blaring across the screens of their smartphones: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE...
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