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US Hawaii officials say 'false alarm' on alert about inbound ballistic missile

20:50  13 january  2018
20:50  13 january  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Hawaii officials say ‘NO missile threat’ amid emergency alerts

  Hawaii officials say ‘NO missile threat’ amid emergency alerts Several Hawaii residents received emergency alerts advising them to “seek immediate shelter” Saturday morning.Load Error

Hawaii officials said Saturday that a mobile alert saying a ballistic missile was headed for the state was a " false alarm " after people received the alert detailing an imminent threat. Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii . Seek immediate shelter.

Hawaii officials said Saturday that a mobile alert saying a ballistic missile was headed for the state was a “ false alarm ” after people received the alert detailing an imminent threat. Sen.

a beach with a palm tree in front of a body of water © Provided by The Hill Hawaii officials on Saturday announced that an alert saying a missile was headed for the state was a false alarm after people received a mobile alert detailing an imminent threat.

Sen. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) issued a tweet, saying she had confirmed with officials the alert was false.

Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency also confirmed on Twitter that there was no threat.

The false alarm comes as U.S.-North Korean relations have declined in light of North Korea's continued testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).


Hawaii reps call for hearing on missile alerts after false alarm .
Two U.S. Representatives from Hawaii have requested a panel hearing to discuss whether the state should remain in charge of sending emergency incoming missile alerts, following a false alarm sent out to people in the state on Saturday.Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D) and Colleen Hanabusa (D) requested that the House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing in a letter sent Tuesday, suggesting that Hawaii's Emergency ManagemeReps. Tulsi Gabbard (D) and Colleen Hanabusa (D) requested that the House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing in a letter sent Tuesday, suggesting that Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency should retain control of disasters other than incoming missiles, which is a national security issue.

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