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.
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.
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