Politics Hawaii Congress Members Want Answers for Missile Alert Mistake: 'The Whole State Was Terrified'

22:20  13 january  2018
22:20  13 january  2018 Source:   Mediaite

Hawaii officials say 'false alarm' on alert about inbound ballistic missile

  Hawaii officials say 'false alarm' on alert about inbound ballistic missile Hawaii officials on Saturday announced that an alert saying a missile was headed for the state was a false alarm.Sen. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) issued a tweet, saying she had confirmed with officials the alert was false.

Hawaii Officials Clarify There's No Missile Threat After Emergency Alert Starts a Panic (UPDATED). What happened today is totally inexcusable. The whole state was terrified .

Hawaii Congress Members Want Answers for Missile Alert Screw-Up: ' The Whole State Was Terrified '. A number of Hawaiian government officials quickly took to social media to frantically clarify that the alert was a mistake , including Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who tweeted that it was a

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and other lawmakers are looking for answers about the mistake. © Drew Angerer, Getty Images Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and other lawmakers are looking for answers about the mistake. For a few minutes on Saturday, Hawaiians were panicking over a false alarm saying there was a missile inbound. And the entire congressional delegation of Hawaii is demanding answers to what happened.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was quick to tweet it was a false alarm, and she subsequently called into CNN to talk about what happened and said they’re getting to the bottom of it:

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Senator Brian Schatz, and Senator Mazie Hirono also took to Twitter to demand answers:


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Hawaii governor didn't correct false missile alert sooner because he didn't know his Twitter password .
Gov. David Ige said he has taken steps to ensure it won't happen again.But one Twitter account was deafeningly silent for 17 minutes: that of Hawaii Gov. David Ige. Though Ige was informed by the state’s adjutant general that the alert was false two minutes after it was sent, he waited until 8:24 a.m. to tweet, “There is NO missile threat.

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