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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

14 January 2018

David Ige, the governor of Hawaii, said the accidental alert was "unfortunate" and "regrettable" and apologised to Hawaiians.

Toronto chef Rodney Bowers is now visiting Hawaii with friends.

In other words, its Mr. Trump whom Hawaiians fear — not Kim Jong Un. She said they took shelter in the center of the house, where she called her daughter in Vancouver, "just to actually tell her I love her, just in case we got bombed", she told VOA.

If a missile were launched by North Korea toward Hawaii, the 1.4 million residents of the islands would have only about 20 minutes' notice before it hit.

John Peterson sent out a tweet at 8:28 a.m. saying that he was "under mattresses in the bathtub with my wife, baby and in laws". But she did complain that the president was neither taking the nuclear threat from North Korea seriously enough nor dealing with it wisely.

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The alert on Saturday sent the islands into a panic, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. "We must investigate and we must do better", she wrote on Twitter.

"What the people of Hawaii went a true realization that they've got 15 minutes to get to shelter or they're going to be dead", Gabbard told MSNBC. Is there a specific shelter we should be heading for? "State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible", Benham said. "I think the only answer is diplomacy and have peace". They live with the reality of this message popping up on their phones.

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz said a false alarm about a missile threat was based on "human error" and was "totally inexcusable", according to The Associated Press.

Honolulu resident Phillip Simmons said: "I was thinking of my family". Justin Thomas, the PGA Tour player of the year, tweeted, "To all that just received the warning along with me this morning. apparently it was a "mistake"?? hell of a mistake!"

The White House said President Donald Trump, at his private club in Florida, was briefed on the false alert. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.

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"All of a sudden, her emergency government alert went off, and she just got this ashen look on her face and looked at me and said, 'There's an inbound missile and this is not a test, ' " Eric Voth recalled. The possibility of adding interceptor missiles in Hawaii is "still under study", he said after the session. While some panicked, Mack says one man told her he wasn't going to take shelter.

"The people of Hawaii should never have had to go through this".

Adnan Mesiwala is now visiting Waikiki with his family to celebrate his father's 40th anniversary, he told CNN affiliate KHNL.

"We're looking at the sensor first and then the interceptors second", Kailiwai said.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai posted on Twitter that the FCC was launching a full investigation and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the commission must find out what went wrong.

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