January 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Waimea, Hawaii yesterday an emergency alert was sent at 8:07 a.m.,”BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the emergency alert read.

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Hawaii says ballistic missile threat alert was false alarm. Residents of Hawaii were thrown into a panic Saturday morning after the state sent an emergency alert warning of a ballistic missile threat. But officials minutes later said that it was a mistake.

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“NO missile threat to Hawaii,” the state’s Emergency Management Agency tweeted at 8:20 local time (1:20 ET) , but the follow-up alert to state that it was a false alarm wasn’t sent until 8:46 a.m, ouch…

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