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'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert


HONOLULU (AP) — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. Hawaii officials apologized repeatedly and said the alert was sent when someone hit the wrong button during a shift change. They vowed to ensure it would never happen again. "We made a mistake," said Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi.
HONOLULU (AP) — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. Hawaii officials apologized repeatedly and said the alert was sent when someone hit the wrong button during a shift change. They vowed to ensure it would never happen again. "We made a mistake," said Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi.
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Jan 14, 2018 - 03:20 [Local time]



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