Hawaii officials freak out populace by sending out mistaken ‘inbound ballistic missile warning’ to cell phones
In what was called “a hell of a mistake to make,” Civil Defense officials in Hawaii sent out an incorrect warning to the island residents that a ballistic missile was on its way.
Lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sent out a screenshot of the warning she received that stated: “Ballistic missile inbound to Hawaii. Seeks shelter immediately. This is not a drill.”
According to the Democratic lawmaker, ” THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE.”
You can see Gabbard’s tweet along with a few others below:
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) January 13, 2018
Please retweet https://t.co/ry6FPmUQNS
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 13, 2018
Civil Defense just confirmed that the Ballistic Missle alert to Hawaii was a mistake!!! That is a hell of a mistake to make. #Wow
— Jason Parker (@NutzFordBucks) January 13, 2018
I just now saw the news about Hawaii, and I'm gonna need a minute to decompress. Nerves are shaky.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 13, 2018