The emergency push alert that Batty received on her mobile phone read in all capital letters "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii".
The alert sent people scrambling for shelter and their cars. "Probably about ten minutes after that I got another alert on my phone which startled me again but thankfully it said that there was no missile coming".
The "false alarm" was sent out in error while the system was running a test. Officials have said that this happened due to "human error".
The U.S. Pacific Command has detected a missile threat to Hawaii.
Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz tweeted the false alarm was "totally inexcusable" and was caused by human error.
"I have confirmed with officials there is no incoming missile", Rep. Gabbard quickly tweeted in response.
It took 38 minutes for the Hawaii State Government to tweet an atomic attack on the island was a false alarm.
"I woke up and saw missile warning and thought no way. There is nothing more critical to Hawaii than professionalizing and trick sealing this procedure". "The whole state was terrified".
"The reality is that every American needs to understand that if you had gone through what the people of Hawaii just went through, what my family and so many families in Hawaii just went through, you would be angry just like I am", she said. The event cause cognitive dissonance across the islands - people were shaking with adrenaline and suddenly it was called off. Then, they were told to go to the basement. "The warning was a mistake", he told CNN.
Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency likewise confirmed that there was no threat, and that it was investigating the incident.
The White House said President Donald Trump, who is in Florida, was briefed on the false alert.
For an hour-and-a-half after, literally, everyone in Hawaii was in a state of panic, as no one from the Governor's office, Emergency Management Services, or the police made any public statement.
The couple didn't find out it was a false alarm until 25 minutes had gone by, Patrick Guth said.
"At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to the community is accurate", Senator Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, said on Twitter. Efforts to reach Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency were unsuccessful.