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I’m Sorry, the Hawaiian islands, and this was just a test. Once again.
A police exercise in the Hawaiian islands “accidental activation” of a false emergency sirens on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii — sparking a brief panic among the local residents, who have had the experience of false warnings.
The Honolulu Police department took the blame for the “false mermaid,” which sounded about 5:05 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Emergency officials were quick to announce that it is online and that the sirens were false, and that there was nothing that posed a threat to US in the islands.
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“Make no mistake, siren, sounded by the Honolulu Police Department. Don’T worry, at this moment in time,” Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted at 5:19 pm
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said: “at approximately 5:45 pm a siren on Maui occurred, and confirmed that “the sirens were accidently activated it earlier in the evening, at the HPD training.”
“HPD and emergency officials are conducting a thorough investigation,” the mayor wrote.
The National Weather Service’s Honolulu station, it was too fast for the network in Oahu, and tweeted that there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Officials said they have received phone calls about the sirens, however, confirmed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, NO TSUNAMI THREAT.”
Honolulu’s chief of police, Susan Ballard told Hawaii News Now that she wanted to apologize to the public, and said that it was a false alarm it was just a normal [sic] in error.”
“I am so sorry,” she said. “We are well aware that we need to make sure that we are training on the training apparatus.”
FLASHBACK: HAWAII EMERGENCY ALERT, ERROR, PANIC, ANGER
The alarm, he panics Hawaii, reached in January 2018, when a rogue ballistic missile alert was sent out to the local communities and residents. “The ballistic missile threat incoming to Hawaii,” the warning read. “Immediately a place to stay. This is not a drill.”
The warning message is sent by an employee, and only a couple of minutes after a shift is a change in the status of the eu as a ” no-notice ballistic missile defense exercise, drill, and had only just begun. One staff member thought the drill was real, and sent out the false alert to a mobile phone and broadcast companies, the officials said.
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The message has been cancelled due to emergency officials, five minutes after it was sent, but it took them 38 minutes to get to the send a new alert notification to people that the alarm was false.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.