Hawaii Gets False Alert About "Inbound" Missile

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics

People who live in Hawaii woke up to a text message warning of an imminent missile attack on this morning, though authorities quickly said there was no such threat. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek shelter immediately. This is not a drill,” the text read

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted out a statement saying there is “no missile threat” to the area after news of the alerts had flooded Twitter. Sen. Brian Schatz said the false alarm was "based on human error" but gave no further details.

There are 33 comments:
Male 939
Wonder how much crime, awkward unprotecred stranger sex and truths told happened in those 40 minutes. 

Like think you have 40 minutes left to live what would you do?
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Female 6,822
Now, when a REAL one comes in, everyone is going to second-guess it.
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Female 5,290
that is so fucked up.
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Male 18,342
emmettyville yeah, it'd be like Pearl Harbour II.
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Male 13,445
"What are we going to do about the story about you paying off a porn star?"
"Bomb someone"
"Sir we can't start a war..."
"Bomb a state"
"Sir..."
"What state was the bluest?"
"Hawaii, sir"
"Bomb Hawaii"
"We can't bomb Hawaii sir"
"Ok just warn them then"
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Male 42,934
holygod Where did you find that transcript from the Bill Clinton era?? Amazing! :-)
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Male 13,445
5cats in fairness to trump, his side tail is way hotter than any of bill's.
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Female 161
holygod   that's because bill has awful taste.  he once hit on one of my girlfriends; she's 5'5", 275#, and looks like the ass end of truck.
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Male 42,934
holygod The legion of (taxpayer paid for) hookers while he was Governor?
All the skin he grabbed (not just talked about) on the side?
The mistresses? One for over a decade? 
All while he was "married" (beard!) to Hillary? He started with Flowers 3 months before they got married, and it lasted (iirc) 11 years... Hillary knew for most of that time, especially after the abortion...
No, I think Billy got more pussy than Donald did. But 'hotter'?? oh yeah, compare and contrast Don's 3 wives to Bill's... it's no contest.
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Male 9,692
Honestly what would you do if you did live in Hawaii?  I mean honestly, if it was a Nuke there's no where to go.  Unless you had a boat and tried to sail out to the ocean?
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Male 2,473
normalfreak2 a ballistic missile from NK has a travel time of about 30 min so getting outside the blast radius is going to be impossible unless you are sitting in a boat or plane waiting for the launch
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Male 42,934
woodyville06 And you knew exactly where it was going to hit too, eh? You could drive like a maniac and find yourself at Ground Zero :p Oops, lolz?
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Male 13,445
normalfreak2 maybe head into a lava tube?
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Male 164
I've seen pictures of Hiroshima so I just continued driving to work.
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Male 7,525
This seems like the basis for the next Oceans 11 movie.
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Male 1,124
Smoke screen for....?
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Male 657
Yep... we got this message this morning and the tv was constantly giving alerts that said to find shelter, stay away from the windows and lie on the floor. Missile will impact in minutes! NOT A DRILL! Took 38 min before we realized we weren't going to die... good times! 
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Male 42,934
HI-haole That's just messed up, someone should pay for making such a huge mistake that affected so many people.
Glad you guys are OK!
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Male 4,559
HI-haole Glad to hear you're alright.

Out of curiosity, do you have an iPhone or Android? The post here specifically says iPhone users got the message. I'm just curious if they were only posting based on known information, ie "I have and iPhone, and my family all have iPhones, and we all got the alert".

Also, I hope it didn't cause too much trouble for people's day to day lives.
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Male 657
DuckBoy87 Yep.. all have iPhones and I got 2 alerts... Aparently some other phones didn't get it, but, it was all over the tv... literally over and over again to stay away from the windows and lay down on the floor because impact will be in minutes.. not a drill... 
We would have no protection where we are, so we just laughed it off and said we all loved each other and just waited.. nothing happened and on with our day! lol 
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Male 10,079
HI-haole Good grief. What a colossal screw-up. You Hawaiians are a laid-back bunch. If that happened over here in New York or Philadelphia, heads would be rolling (as well they ought).
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Male 326
If I got this on my phone I'd poop my pants. Then probably start drinking heavily. So, other than the poop in my pants, not much different than a regular day. 
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Male 42,934
johndplorable It's really cold here (in Winnipeg), I'd welcome some thermonuclear warmness!!
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Male 4,559
I assume they were testing the message, and someone accidentally hit the live button.
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Male 2,473
DuckBoy87 when one works at a place like that they need to bee very professional and competent. This was in no way acceptable - either as an accident or dick move from a leftover intern.  Some people need to be shown the door.
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Male 4,559
woodyville06 Oh yeah, totally agree.

I had a professor once tell us the dangers of working on servers. How one has to be very careful as to not delete the wrong things.
Experience is the best teacher, yeah? Rumor had it that he deleted a whole server and was unable to recover any data; hence why he was now our professor and not working on servers in Korea (he was Korean)
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Male 1,634
DuckBoy87 Those that can't do, teach.
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Male 2,473
DuckBoy87 all that p0rn lost forever!
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Male 10,079
DuckBoy87 Yes. My guess also.

"So to run a test, make sure the TEST radio button is clicked. Like this. Now when you press Send, you'll see the selected message appears only on the test transmission screen." *click*  "See? The message appears over here, but it isn't sent. BUT, if you click the LIVE radio button, that takes it out of Test mode. Now if you click Send--" *click*

"Did you just--?"

"OH FUCK!"
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Male 2,473
Human error? No, just a dick move. 
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Male 21,778
woodyville06 I'm also going with dick move.
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