Tears and panic as false missile alert unnerves Hawaii reuters.com ^ | JANUARY 14, 2018 | Jolyn Rosa Posted on 1/13/2018, 9:39:10 PM by Berlin_Freeper Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific U.S. state, sending residents and tourists scrambling for shelter and questioning why an all-clear was not issued faster.

Tears and panic as false missile alert unnerves Hawaii
reuters.com ^ | JANUARY 14, 2018 | Jolyn Rosa

Posted on 1/13/2018, 9:39:10 PM by Berlin_Freeper

Panic and confusion swept Hawaii on Saturday as a mistaken alert about a ballistic missile attack spread across the Pacific U.S. state, sending residents and tourists scrambling for shelter and questioning why an all-clear was not issued faster.

Rhonda Ramirez and Michael Sterling, both 56 and from Los Angeles, were staying at a hotel in the Waikiki tourist district when the state emergency agency issued the bogus alert at 8:07 a.m. HAST (1807 GMT).

Ramirez, a mortgage broker, “immediately started crying. I was thinking, ‘What could we do? There is nothing we can do with a missile,’” said Sterling, a law firm employee.

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