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Here's how Hawaii's emergency alert design led to a false alarm

2 days ago The disastrous false alarm issued by Hawaii over the weekend has raised concerns about what safeguards the state had in place. The alert, which told people a ballistic missile was about to hit, briefly terrified residents and visitors, as the state scrambled to issue a correction. How could an accident like that
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What went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert - CNN

5 days ago An emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii on Saturday after an employee "pushed the wrong button."
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The Hawaii alert was an accident. The dread it inspired wasn't. - The

4 days ago At 8:07 a.m. Saturday, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency activated its civilian early warning system with a message sent to cellphones in the state: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” The one part of the message that was
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Hawaii's emergency alert interface looks straight out of the '90s

4 days ago No one who's used a long-running government website expects such things to be fancy — just functional. But there's a limit to what can be tolerated, and I believe we've reached it with Hawaii's emergency alert system, which is so dated that it would be hilarious if it hadn't just caused a statewide panic.
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Hawaii missile alert - Wikipedia

On January 13, 2018, a false ballistic missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The alert stated that there was an incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, advised residents to seek shelter, and concluded
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Hawaii emergency alert error causes panic, outrage | Fox News

13 Jan 2018 An emergency alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading directly for Hawaii on Saturday, which was mistakenly sent out, caused panic and outrage among celebrities, politicians, vacationers and locals.
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Hawaii's scary false missile threat: Worker's push of the 'wrong

13 Jan 2018 Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday evening that an alert about an inbound ballistic missile was a mistake, which a state emergency official attributed to someone pushing the wrong button.
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Hawaii missile alert briefing as emergency management officials

1 day ago CBSN live video stream and coverage of the press briefing in Hawaii as emergency management officials review operations and protocols at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency related to last week's missile false alarm.
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Inside Hawaii's emergency alert command center - CBS News

5 days ago At 8:07 Saturday morning, more than one million cellphones in Hawaii began buzzing with a warning about an imminent missile attack, saying, "Seek immediate shelter -- this is not a drill." State officials canceled the alert at 8:13, six minutes later. But they didn't send a new cellphone message for another
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Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error

13 Jan 2018 An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on edge because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea. The alert, sent
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Hawaii ballistic missile false alarm results in panic | US news | The

13 Jan 2018 The alert text. Photograph: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. “Everyone's got a plan,” said Ashly Trask, 39, who lives on the island of Kauai. “It's very real.” Trask's home, like many on the islands, is constructed with single-ply walls and has no basement. When the alert came, Trask said, she piled
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Hawaii Chaos: The Internet Broke Emergency Alerts - The Atlantic

13 Jan 2018 America's emergency notification systems were first built for war, and then rebuilt for peace. A false alarm in Hawaii shows that they didn't anticipate how media works in the smartphone era.
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Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert, FEMA says

3 days ago The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack. Hawaii has had the authority to cancel or retract warnings since 2012, when it applied for access to the
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