The false alarm alerting Hawaiians of an incoming ballistic missile was caused by “human error,” according to Hawaii Governor David Ige. Residents received a terrifying false alarm on Saturday announcing that a ballistic missile was headed their way and advising immediate action to take shelter....

  • Workers of Hawaii agency that sent false alert seen sleeping
    ... had asked superiors multiple times in November and December what they would do if a missile missed Hawaii or if a missile was shot down after an alert was filed. “Though my request for a protocol ...
    07/16/2018 - 5:06 pm | View Link
  • Kirk Hammett Recalls False Hawaii Missile Warning Moment
    Kirk Hammett has recalled his personal experience of the mistaken missile attack warning message that was sent to residents of Hawaii in January ... and it said, ‘Missile alert, incoming missiles immi...
    07/15/2018 - 3:58 am | View Link
  • METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Was Doing Yoga At Home In Hawaii When He Received False Missile Alert
    METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he was at home in Hawaii earlier this year when the state's Emergency Management Agency (EMA) mistakenly sent a warning that a ballistic missile was heading ...
    07/14/2018 - 7:22 am | View Link
  • FCC updates Emergency Alert System to prevent false alarms
    These changes to the Emergency Alert System look like they could be helpful in preventing the next false “there is a missile about to hit your state” alarm. However, these FCC updates don’t really see...
    07/13/2018 - 4:40 am | View Link
  • FCC Wants to Improve Emergency Alert System After That False Hawaii Missile Alert
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now working to improve the country’s Emergency Alert System to prevent these accidental false nuclear missile alarms. Related FCC Hits Again – Passes Ano...
    07/12/2018 - 11:14 pm | View Link
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  • Hawaii gets false missile strike alert
    People in Hawaii received an emergency alert about an incoming ballistic missile, however Hawaii's Office of Emergency Management says there is no missile threat to the state.
    07/13/2018 - 5:39 pm | View Website
  • 2018 Hawaii false missile alert
    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 "This is not a drill".
    07/13/2018 - 12:03 pm | View Website
  • Hawaii missile alert: False alarm warning broadcast
    An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared to be false. An alert system is in place because of the potential proximity of Hawaii to North Korean missiles.
    07/13/2018 - 10:37 am | View Website
  • Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm
    An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" was a false alarm, according to state leaders and emergency officials, who blamed it on an employee who "pushed the wrong button."
    07/10/2018 - 8:49 pm | View Website
  • Governor pledges changes after false alert about inbound ...
    Hawaii was woken up Saturday morning by a false ballistic missile threat alert sent to Hawaii phones.
    07/10/2018 - 7:41 am | View Website
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