A push alert that warned of ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and despatched residents right into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state emergency officers stated.
The emergency alert, which was despatched to cellphones shortly after eight a.m, stated in all caps, “Ballistic missile menace inbound to Hawaii. Search speedy shelter. This isn’t a drill.”
Hawaii Emergency Administration Company spokesman Richard Repoza stated it was a false alarm and the company is making an attempt to find out what occurred.
The incident prompted protection businesses together with the Pentagon and the U.S. Pacific Command to concern the identical assertion, that that they had “detected no ballistic missile menace to Hawaii.”
Michael Kucharek, spokesman for the North American Aerospace Protection Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, stated NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command are nonetheless making an attempt to confirm what occurred in Hawaii — however that “NORAD didn’t see something that indicated any kind of menace to Hawaii.”
“From a NORAD perspective and that of the U.S. Northern Command, we’re nonetheless making an attempt to confirm what occurred,” he stated of the false alert.
NORAD is a U.S.-Canada joint command that conducts aerospace warning, aerospace…