Because of the threat from North Korea the government of the Islands has again connected the siren alert of the “cold war”
The people of Hawaii on Saturday warned of a “missile attack” on the island. Around 8 a.m., several dozen residents of the state posted in social networks screenshots of the messages they received on their mobile phones. “The threat of a missile attack on Hawaii. Immediately seek shelter. This is not a drill,” was the received text.
20 minutes later, the emergency management Agency of the state in his “Twitter” reported that the threat of an attack is false.
The command of the U.S. Pacific fleet (USPACOM) also confirmed that the initial message was sent out by mistake. “USPACOM found no missile threat to Hawaii, – said the representative of the fleet Dave Benham. – The previous message was sent in error. Hawaii will distribute the notice as quickly as possible.”
A member of Congress from Hawaii Tulsi Ms. Gabbard said in an interview with CNN on Saturday that sent the warning sparked panic.
“You can’t imagine, that started, she said. Such a threat that Hawaii actually exists, so the people who received this message on their phones, thought they and their family members, there are only 15 minutes to death,”
The Senator from Hawaii Maisie Hirono in his Twitter also confirmed that it was a false alarm. “Now, when the tensions (in the region) is increasing, we need to be sure that the information the public receives is accurate, he added. – We must find out what happened and do everything to ensure that this will not happen again”.
A few weeks ago because of threats from the North Korean government of Hawaii has again connected the siren alerts that have not been working since the end of the cold war.