This message sent all of Hawaii into a state of stark fear: “EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Now the FCC Commissioner is saying that they need to do a better job to prevent this from happening again. It is not clear in this report how the alert originated without input from the Federal Emergency Agency or the Department of Defense.
As Written and Reported By REUTERS via Newsmax:
Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert about a missile attack that panicked residents for more than a half-hour before it was withdrawn, a federal official said on Sunday.
Speaking after Saturday’s errant ballistic missile warning to Hawaii residents, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said government officials must work to prevent future incidents. The FCC “will focus on what steps need to be taken