Hawaii suspends rocket siren test after mistaken alert

HONOLULU – Hawaii authorities not sound the sirens warning of a nuclear missile strike during a monthly test this week.

The decision comes after a temporary agency worker last month mistakenly sent mobile phone and broadcast alerts warning of an incoming ballistic missile.

Instead Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials who only plan to test a separate siren warns of tsunami’s and other natural disasters. The test is scheduled for Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara last week recommended that the agency suspend the rocket attack scope to make a report of how the state should respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack or accident.

Hara is not recommended suspension of the rocket siren test. But hawai’i state of the Ministry of Defense spokesman, Lt.-Col. Charles Anthony says the agency decided to stop them.

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