This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Earlier this morning, #Hawaii sent out an emergency alert system notifying residents and tourists of a &8220;#ballistic missile threat&8221; making its way to the big island.
It turns out that officials sent out the WRONG message. They were wanting to do a drill but sent out the &8220;official&8221; message that a #missile was actually coming.
HAWAII &8211; 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
Who wouldn&8217;t sh*t themselves if they got this kind of message on their phone?
NO missile threat to Hawaii.
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018
Good news&8230;after giving everyone a heart attack.
Can y’all give some more details on this? Why was this message sent? Was there a missile but it veered in a different direction or something? Transparency please!
— Pris Blossom (@PrisBlossom) January 13, 2018
It’s been 5 minutes. Chill out.
— Ryan Pence (@pencerm) January 13, 2018
And a missile makes you go POOF, in case you didn&8217;t know that.
Why should this person chill out when for a moment they thought that thousands of people were going to perish? There is nothing to be chill about!
— Jayson Aaron (@JaysonAaron_) January 13, 2018
Thank you for verification. Caused panic Statewide. What was reason for false alarm?
— Neil Ahearn (@AhearnNeil) January 13, 2018
Caused panic NATIONWIDE.
NORAD on false Hawaii missile alert: "Possibly a hack or a very sick joke." If true, US officials seriously need to look into the security of the EAS. https://t.co/Px7X7R7R2A
— DEFCONWarningSystem (@DEFCONWSALERTS) January 13, 2018
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