Traumatized Hawaii Residents Woke Up To An Emergency Alert That Ballistic Missiles Were Incoming: ‘This Is Not A Drill’

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01.13.18 29 Comments

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The threat of global catastrophe was felt in an all too real fashion on Saturday in Hawaii. Residents in the state received a frightening message warning to take shelter immediately due to an inbound missile threat.

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” screamed an alert that popped up on phones and local television broadcasts.

The inbound threat was determined by officials to be false and the emergency messages a mistake. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard confirmed the error on Twitter.

Gabbard also addressed the matter on MSNBC, emphasizing the fear felt in Hawaii and the real human stakes at play.

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