A video that originated from Snapchat shows a man telling a child to climb down a manhole following a false alarm sent to Hawaii residents, warning them of an incoming missile attack. The emergency notification was sent on Saturday, January 13.
The notification read, in all capital letters, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” It was a false alarm. According to Hawaii News Now, while it took state and military officials no time to take to social media to quell fears, it took nearly 40 minutes for emergency management to send a false alarm alert.
“Gov. David Ige and head of Hawaii’s Emergency Management agency, Vern Miyagi, told Hawaii News Now that the false alert was the result of human error — and boiled down to someone pushing the wrong button,” the report said. Credit: Twitter/AnuheaPerry via Storyful