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Hawaii announces a real, non-drill alert for "incoming ballastic missile" - but just a "mistake"

Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator

Panic spread through the state of Hawaii on Saturday morning when residents received an alert on their phones warning of a ballistic missile threat that was accidentally sent out by Civil Defense. 

Scores of confused residents tweeted screenshots of the warnings after receiving them shortly after 8am local time. 

Hawaii is on the flight path between North Korea and the US. Saturday's warning comes after months of nerve-inducing intercontinental ballistic missile tests by Kim Jong Un.  

The alert was written all in block capitals, read: 'BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. 

'SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL'.  



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5266357/Hawaii-receives-ballistic-missile-threat-warning.html

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"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)

Comments

  • I'll bet the workers at the sewage treatment plant had to put in some overtime after that one.

    Seriously though, even a scare like that will fail to wake most people up to the dangers they face.  Instead of thinking that if something like that happens, they need to be ready to cope, they'll just be shocked about it for a day then forget.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited January 13
    Was that background pattern the news venue provided for real?   It looks so artistic and appealing?
    The other images found looked more like
    Related image

    but then this was in amongst so I guess it's a nice way of allaying panic
     so we feel threatened in a relaxed kind of way.
    Image result for hawaii emergency alert


    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Gabbard Slams Trump After Hawaii's False "Inbound Ballistic Missile Threat" Emergency Alert

    Shortly after 8am local time Saturday, Hawaii's emergency alert system sent out a shocking tweet to its citizens: "Ballistic Missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek Immediate shelter, This is not a drill."

    The emergency alert was sent to all cellphones...

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    And interrupted Hawaiian TV...

     

    The moment the EAS alert interrupted Hawaiian TV is terrifying pic.twitter.com/pVwpCBeRgD

    — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog)

     

    Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency responded 20 minutes later...

    NO missile threat to Hawaii.

    — Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA)

    Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza confirmed it's a false alarm. He says the agency is trying to determine what happened.

    And Rep. Tulsi Gabbard quickly took to Twitter to confirm the emergency alert a false alarm...

     

    HAWAII - THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE. pic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs

    — Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard)

    U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Cmdr. David Benham said in a statement that PACOM "has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii" and that an "earlier message was sent in error."

    Politicians wasted not time in pointing fingers and assigning blame...

    “It was a false alarm based on human error,” Democratic Senator Brian Schatzof Hawaii later said on Twitter, without offering evidence. Schatz said Hawaii’s roughly 1.5 million residents were “terrified. There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process.”

    “At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to the community is accurate,” Senator Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, said on Twitter. “We need to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

    And Gabbard was then quick to take to MSNBC proclaiming that "our leaders have failed us. Donald Trump is taking too long... he's not taking this [nuclear] threat seriously..."

     

    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) Politicizes False Missile Alert: “Our leaders have failed us. Donald Trump is taking too long. He's not taking this threat seriously ..." pic.twitter.com/5jLZVkQ2jA

    — Breaking911 (@Breaking911)

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-13/hawaiians-receive-inbound-ballistic-missile-threat-emergency-alert

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    @Rosie_MOD_ ;

    The emergency messages are pushed to people's mobile phones through the telephone networks - those are people's phone wallpapers 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    "Children evacuated into storm drains during alert"


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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Took them 37 Minutes to send a Message to inform the public it was a false alarm?
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    'He feels really bad': Civil Defense employee who sparked terror in Hawaii by accidentally triggering ballistic MISSILE warning will be 'retrained' say officials after thousands fled to bomb shelters


    A Civil Defense employee is set to be retrained after a shocking bungle on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who 'pushed the wrong buttons' during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later. Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn't aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert. 'This guy feels bad, right. He's not doing this on purpose - it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,' said EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi (above, left) in a press conference Saturday afternoon. Miyagi, a retired Army major general, said the employee had been with the agency for 'a while' and that he would be 'counseled and drilled so this never happens again' - but stopped short of saying whether there would be disciplinary measures. Hawaii Governor David Ige (center, right) apologized at the press conference: 'I am sorry for the pain and confusion it caused. I, too, am extremely upset about this and am doing everything I can do to immediately improve our emergency management systems, procedures and staffing.'

    The alert was issued to residents' phones at 8.07am on Saturday morningIt told them to seek shelter and warned of an 'inbound ballistic missile threat'   It took 38 minutes for a second phone alert to be issued across the state By then, terrified residents had flocked to shelters and into their garages Civil Defense employee accidentally hit alert, was unaware until his phone got itAn FCC investigation into the incident is underway, officials said
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5266357/Hawaii-receives-ballistic-missile-threat-warning.html

    TIMELINE OF HAWAII BALLISTIC MISSILE ALERT ERROR

    Officials have given the following timeline for the false alert on Saturday.

    Approx. 8.05am: A routine internal test during a shift change was initiated. This was a test that involved the Emergency Alert System, the Wireless Emergency Alert, but no warning sirens.

    8.07am: A warning was erroneously triggered statewide by an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA).

    8.10am: State Adjutant Maj. Gen. Joe Logan validated with the US Pacific Command that there was no missile launch.

    Honolulu Police Department notified of the false alarm by HI-EMA.

    8.13am: State Warning Point issues a cancellation of the Civil Danger Warning Message. This would have prevented the initial alert from being rebroadcast to phones that may not have received it yet. For instance, if a phone was not on at 8.07am, it would not receive the alert later on.

    8.20am: HI-EMA issues public notification of cancellation via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

    8.24am: Governor Ige retweets HI-EMA’s cancellation notice.

    8.30am: Governor posts cancellation notification to his Facebook page.

    8.45am: After getting authorization from FEMA Integral Public Alert and Warning System, HI-EMA issued a 'Civil Emergency Message' remotely, cancelling the false alert.


     
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator

    AP reporter recounts moments after Hawaii missile alert

    It was a beautiful Hawaii morning: nice breeze, blue skies, birds chirping. Then terror struck.

    We were up early, my daughter and I, because this Saturday morning was her first day of ice skating lessons, a day we had been talking about and looking forward to for months.

    We were also having construction done in our Honolulu apartment, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Nuuanu Valley and, in the distance, Pearl Harbor. So, I had been frantically clearing out the living room and covering our things with sheets so they wouldn't be smothered in sawdust.

    We got her skating clothes on and tacked up the living room, and I was just about to hop in the shower when, around 8:07 a.m., my phone started the aggressive, long pulsating tone that normally accompanies a flash flood or other warning.

    Emergency Alert: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."

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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • How One Employee "Pushed The Wrong Button" And Unleashed Doomsday Panic Across Hawaii

    Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:04 Zero Hedge

    Shortly before panicked Hawaiians stuffed children into storm drains and said their goodbyes on the morning of January 13, an unnamed employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (H-EMA) accidentally selected the wrong dropdown menu choice, resulting in a live broadcast to the cell phones of Hawaii residents and tourists which read “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," according to officials. 

    Here is what happened, according to the Washington Post

    Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.

    At 8:07, the alert went out, with a more detailed message scrolling across television screens, reading: 

    "Civil authority has issued A CIVIL DANGER WARNING for the following counties or areas: Hawaii: At 8:07 AM on Jan 13, 2018... Message from IPAWSCAP. The U.S. Pacific Command has detected a missile threat to Hawaii. A missile may impact on land or sea within minutes. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. If you are indoors, stay indoors. If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a building. Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a building or lay on the floor."

    Of note, US PACOM was not involved whatsoever.

    The missile launch warning also went out over TV in Hawaii. Note how it directly states “US PACOM has detected a missile threat to Hawaii”. US PACOM never detected a missile threat to Hawaii nor did PACOM ever issue that statement. Yet it went out on TV.

    pic.twitter.com/RV9OsFE7RX

    — Nick Short

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    @Rosie_MOD_ ;

    I don't believe it was an accident at all. I think it was either:
    1) An actual alert that turned out to be a false alarm (perhaps they picked something up on radar?)
    2) It was maybe a person that hated their job or trump and did it for one of those reasons 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Accident or plot, I think a system in which one single person has the ability to wield such influence is begging to have something go wrong
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • @Rosie_MOD_ ;

    I don't believe it was an accident at all. I think it was either:
    1) An actual alert that turned out to be a false alarm (perhaps they picked something up on radar?)
    2) It was maybe a person that hated their job or trump and did it for one of those reasons 
    Agreed and there's always the chance it was this one sentence which was at the end of the post. 

    3) "Poor guy. Doesn't he know he accidentally wiped a perfectly good Uranium One related indictment off the headlines? Oops!"

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator


    3) "Poor guy. Doesn't he know he accidentally wiped a perfectly good Uranium One related indictment off the headlines? Oops!"

    Wow that is also very plausible 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • Everybody is angry at the authorities in Hawaii for this event and of course, also blaming Trump. 

    After being warned for months of a real and growing threat of nuclear war, people still don't bother to do anything to be prepared.  Their only plan is to panic and toss their kids in the local sewer.  Maybe they should direct some of that anger at themselves for their complacency.  Maybe they should rub a couple of brain cells together so as to create a spark of intelligence and think about a plan to deal with it.  Only a fool is going to depend on a government with such a poor track record for dealing with disaster, to come to the rescue.  Maybe they need to get angry at themselves for their lack of fortitude.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Agreed

    Even iodine tablets only protect against one type of radiation.

    This example shows that in addition to recommendations from local authorities,  people need their own personal plan in place including first aid, prescriptions, food, water, solar light & torches something to light a fire or gas stove, shelter, mobile phone with powerbank for extra charge, radio, tools and eating utensils and sufficient fuel or solar power to run their generator plus important papers and ID. Plus whatever I've missed out.

    Unless there's a really safe nuclear bunker which is radiation proof and well stocked with water and supplies for quite some time are people safer just staying home with their own emergency kits and praying than hitting the road in the family car with limited fuel and ending up in a traffic jam to nowhere?


    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."


  • How Hawaii Could Have Sent a False Nuclear Alarm

    Honolulu, Hawaii, the morning of January 13, 2018, when cell phones received emergency alerts warning of a 'ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii.' US officials quickly dismissed the alerts as 'false.'
    Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

    As the citizens of Hawaii came out of hiding in their bathtubs and basements Saturday morning, after learning that the emergency alert they had received, warning of an imminent nuclear missile attack, was a false alarm, their fear and panic transformed into rage.

    "I'm extremely angry right now. People should lose their jobs if this was an error," Hawaii State Representative Matt Lopresti told CNN.

    Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz confirmed on Twitter that the alert, which said that a ballistic missile was inbound to Hawaii and urged people to seek shelter, was sent due to "human error." The initial alert went out at 8:07 am, but it wasn't until 8:43 am that the state sent a second alert, announcing it was a false alarm. Governor David Ige told CNN, "An employee pushed the wrong button."

    Could it really be that the emergency alert system is so simplistic, it only takes the twitch of a finger to send Hawaii into terror and chaos?

    read more:
    https://www.wired.com/story/hawaii-nuclear-missile-alert-false-explanation/

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • How to survive a missile attack: What's the official advice?

    • 14 January 2018 from BBC
    Media captionHawaii's false missile alert: People were warned to take shelter in a warning broadcast

    What would you do if a hostile missile was flying towards your country, and you had minutes to take cover?

    It's a terrifying prospect, and one the people of Hawaii faced on Saturday when an emergency warning was mistakenly sent telling them, "Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill".

    Many tweeted that they were taking refuge in bathtubs, or even under mattresses.

    But what's the official guidance in the event of a North Korean missile attack?

    'Get inside, stay inside, stay tuned'

    Hawaii has been pondering that question since December, when it restarted monthly tests of its nuclear attack siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War.

    The US state, which is about 7,400km (4,600 miles) from North Korea, has been increasingly on edge since President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un began exchanging nuclear threats.

    So if the siren goes, what are Hawaiians and visitors meant to do?

    Firstly, work out if it really is the missile siren. That signal uses a wavering tone, and is not to be confused with the steady-tone "attention alert" the state uses to warn of natural disasters like hurricanes or tsunamis.

    Image caption In Hawaii, the sirens for a missile attack and a natural disaster warning sound different (Pictured: A sign in Oahu, Hawaii, after the false emergency alert)

    Secondly, don't try to run. You're safer inside the closest, most protective building - below ground if possible, somewhere like a concrete basement.

    The goal should be to put the maximum space between yourself and potential nuclear fallout. In Hawaii, social media footage even showed adults guiding children into storm drains. This is not considered safe because of the risk of drowning or dangerous gases being present.

    Estimates of how quickly a North Korean missile would hit vary, but last month the Honolulu Star-Advertiser gave an estimate of 20 minutes.

    Media captionOne man told US broadcaster CBS that he started running when the alarm sounded

    Hawaii's emergency management agency put out a public service announcement in November that advised: "Get inside, stay inside, stay tuned."

    So you should also switch on the TV or radio to await information and further instructions.

    The US Department of Homeland Security points people to ready.gov - a website with guidance on surviving a whole range of crises - from an active shooter, to a volcano, to a pandemic.

    READ MORE:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42681595

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    edited January 16

    How to survive a missile attack: What's the official advice?


    READ MORE:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42681595

    Ridiculous. If you get hit by a nuke on one of the islands, most within 15 miles are dead immediately and  there really isn't anything you can do about it. In fact, you'd be more lucky to die in the initial explosion than waiting weeks to slowly die from radiation poisoning 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • It wasn't a "mistake" or an "accident". Nor was it a "false flag" by the Government... it was Gary Seven trying to scare us out of a nuclear conflict... ;)
  • Lomax6996 said:
    It wasn't a "mistake" or an "accident". Nor was it a "false flag" by the Government... it was Gary Seven trying to scare us out of a nuclear conflict... ;)

    Which begs the question, "After all these years, does he still have his cat?".

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.


  • How to survive a missile attack: What's the official advice?


    READ MORE:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42681595

    Ridiculous. If you get hit by a nuke on one of the islands, most within 15 miles are dead immediately and  there really isn't anything you can do about it. In fact, you'd be more lucky to die in the initial explosion than waiting weeks to slowly die from radiation poisoning 

    You're right and there's lots of other effects of a nuclear blast. Am thinking of locating the nearest manhole myself after reading the below:

    WATCH: How Far Away Would You Need to Be to Survive a Nuclear Blast?

    It's not just the radiation you'd need to worry about.

    FIONA MACDONALD
    30 JAN 2017

    It's been more than 70 years since two nuclear bombs were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 129,000 people, and causing devastating, long-term health effects.

    To date, those are the only instances of nuclear weapons being used for warfare, but the reality is there are almost 15,000 nuclear warheads remaining in the world today - and many of them are substantially bigger than the ones used during WWII. So, what would happen if nuclear war broke out tomorrow?

    Don't panic - there's no evidence nuclear war is on the horizon. But in the video below, the team from AsapSCIENCE breaks down the science of nuclear bombs to predict how likely you'd be to survive. Let's just say, in the case of a nuclear blast, you would want to be wearing white.

    read more:

    https://sciencealert.com/watch-how-far-away-would-you-need-to-be-to-survive-a-nuclear-blast

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited January 16
    From Poynter


    False missile alarm tests journalism's response

    By Al Tompkins · January 13, 2018

    One of the big stories in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Saturday morning was that military "brass" updated island officials on how the military would respond to a nuclear attack from North Korea. Military authorities warned there was a "real" threat.

    At 8:07 a.m. Saturday, Hawaiian residents saw a terrifying alert message on their phones.

    The same alert, with even more terrifying details, broke into a live NBC Sports Network broadcast of a soccer game. The same automated alert interrupted an SEC basketball game being shown in Hawaii.

    read more:
    https://www.poynter.org/news/false-missile-alarm-tests-journalisms-response


    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited January 17

    Man suffers massive heart attack during false alert after saying goodbye to children - but lives


    Sean Shields suffered a massive heart attack minutes after saying his last goodbyes over the phone to his 10-year-old daughter and grown son following the false missile alert.

    Shields, 51, started violently throwing up while at Sandy Beach on East Oahu and then drove himself, along with his girlfriend Brenda Reichel, who is disabled, to the Straub Hawaii Kai Family Health Center where she says he collapsed in the waiting room. Emergency medical technicians were able to perform CPR and transport him to Straub Medical Center, where he had emergency surgery and four stents inserted into his heart, she said.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/01/16/hawaii-news/man-suffers-massive-heart-attack-during-false-alert/?HSA=915729240c36384917f27b088eea67a352459406

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