Could false nuke alert happen on the Kenai Peninsula?

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The state adjutant general determined the alert was false three minutes later, but the agency took until 8:45 a.m.to issue official notification that the threat was false, in part because state officials mistakenly believed they had to consult with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue a retraction.

"This incident highlights the need for our alerting system to work properly and for alerts to convey accurate information to the public", Pai said.

When an alert was sent out to all Hawaiians informing them that a ballistic missile was bound for the island, there was widespread panic across the state.

Hawaii officials have said the process was one factor that delayed their retraction.

The mistake by Hawaii's EMA exposed a stunning lack of basic safeguards to prevent such a false warning, and to quickly correct such a mistake, instead of the almost 40 minutes it took the agency to do so. "They took total responsibility", Trump said. Maybe they created nuclear weapons and left them in the hands of the T-Rex equivalents of Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. It's had the ability to do so since November, Rapoza said.

In case of a real launch, U.S. Pacific Command would notify Hawaii state officials, who would then activate their warning systems for residents and visitors. Hawaii started testing these sirens last month.

And while deterring/containing North Korea is far preferable to preventive war, it's not risk free.


The prolonged and pervasive military presence in Hawaii does not keep us safe but rather makes us a prime target for USA enemies.

Hawaii's false emergency alert might have happened because of a technology company's software design.

Ajit Pai, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman, said on Sunday that Hawaii didn't have "reasonable" safeguards in place to prevent erroneous alerts like the one Saturday.

"This had the potential for being totally catastrophic", Hirono said.

On Tuesday, a U.S. House of Representatives panel said it planned a separate hearing over the alert. The National Guard said Monday it plans to conduct a, and the employee responsible has been.

Some changes have already been made, including requiring two people to approve emergency alerts.

In addition, there is uncertainty about how long it takes for an alert to make its way to all cellphones since the nationwide system for mobile devices has never been tested, Gonzales said.

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