Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading alert photo

Feb 6, 2018

Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading alert photo

When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an operations officer. Wong helped gather hundreds of ...

U.S. official defends early-warning systems after Hawaii 'failure'

Jan 15, 2018

U.S. official defends early-warning systems after Hawaii 'failure'

A top U.S. official on Sunday defended government early-warning systems after a false missile alert terrified Hawaii, in what a congresswoman called an epic failure that emphasized the need for talks with North Korea. The Pacific archipelago was already on edge over fears of a ...

Inbound missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities prompts panic

Jan 14, 2018

Inbound missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities prompts panic

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said. State officials and the U.S. military's Pacific Command confirmed that there ...