The Legislature conducted a joint House and Senate hearing on the January 13th false missile alert statewide. The early morning mistake caused mass confusion and panic in some areas. Governor David Ige told lawmakers Friday that safeguards are in place and there will be consequences for the 38 minute delay to end the false alarm.
Governor David Ige addressed the state on network television last night. He said he will not take it out on Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency personnel for the false missile attack alert and asked those who call in death threats to EMA staff to stop.
Governor David Ige confirmed Saturday during a news conference that the emergency alert system warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack on Hawai’i was due to human error. He said the system operator clicked “actual” instead of “test” and triggered a statewide warning. The Governor also confirmed it took 38 minutes to issue a cancellation notice because it had to be done manually.