False alarm: Emergency alert in Hawaii claims 'missile inbound'

A few minutes ago, phones across Hawaii received the above emergency alert about a “ballistic missile threat inbound,” but according to state officials it isn’t true. It’s unclear what caused the message to go out, but we’ll have more information as it becomes available. US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii’s governer David Ige and the state’s Hawaii Emergency Management Agency all chimed in one Twitter to confirm the alert is fake. According to Buzzfeed reporter Amber Jamieson, one EMA employee confirmed the message went out by mistake as part of a drill.

Source: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Twitter), David Ige (Twitter)

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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