"NO missile threat to Hawaii"; False alarm triggered by human error

In a news conference Saturday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige promised to evaluate the system to make sure nothing like this happens again.

At 8:07 a.m., an emergency alert blared on the cell phones of thousands of islands residents.

"I deeply apologise for the trouble and heartbreak that we caused today", said Vern Miyagi, administrator of Hawaii┬┤s Emergency Management Agency after the message horrified the locals. One father said he chose to drive to his two youngest children because it was the largest grouping of his family, leaving his wife and oldest son alone.

Charles Howell III was among players staying at the Kahala Hotel on the golf course.

"You might imagine, this startles you first thing in the morning", he said.

"You got to know this guy feels bad".

"I've never had anything like this happen, where it could be imminent, where in just a couple of minutes we could all be dead", she said.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced that it was initiating a full probe into the incident. According to Hawaiian officials, the alert was actually sent in error, an error that caused people to abandon cars and fleeing their homes.

Saiki says the system Hawaii residents have been told to rely on failed miserably. "Several of my friends also called me or informed me through Wechat after missile alert mistake", said Wu.

He says in a statement that the Hawaii House of Representatives will begin an immediate investigation.

"Clearly, government agencies are not prepared and lack the capacity to deal with emergency situations".

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Experts say the base, headquarters for the US military's Pacific Command, would be a prime target for an attack by North Korea.

Kouki Shiomi, a pro golfer and resident of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, who was on vacation in Hawaii, said that while he was "a little surprised" by the alert, it was the reaction of others that left the biggest impression on him.

Joseph Kira was home with his kids when the alert came.

Bennett quoted White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters as saying that Trump "has been briefed on the state of Hawaii's emergency management exercise".

Screenshots bouncing around social media show alerts reading, in all caps "BALLISTIC MISSILE INBOUND TO HAWAII". Schatz said Hawaiians are happy to be safe and "everything got canceled in a very short period of time". "I have confirmed with officials there is no incoming missile".

The FCC is working to better target alerts to impacted people and will vote this month on a proposal to "more precisely target these alerts to affected communities".

At 8:20 a.m., Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that the alert was a false alarm.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, confirmed the false alarm on Twitter 12 minutes after the errant message was sent.

A wave of worry quickly washed over the islands Saturday morning as Hawaii residents were fearful for almost 40 minutes that a nuclear attack was imminent.

A second emergency alert was sent to phones in Hawaii 38 minutes after the initial message confirming the false alarm.

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