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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Honolulu's 911 system overwhelmed with calls; body found at airport .
Honolulu’s 911 system was inundated with more than 5,000 telephone calls Saturday as Hawaii plummeted into a state of panic and confusion over a false ballistic missile scare. About half of those callers were unable to get through, but operators were planning to get back to them to ensure that no actual emergencies were happening, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.Mayor Kirk Caldwell said there were no reported injuries or accidents related to the panic and confusion that ensued, the paper reported.Within minutes of the alert, police were notified that it was indeed false.

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