Japan broadcaster issues false North Korea missile alert causing panic among people

Japan broadcaster issues false North Korea missile alert causing panic among people

This problem led officials to be cautious about issuing alerts a year ago as devastating Hurricane Harvey neared Houston and at the start of the deadly Wine Country fires in Northern California - prompting California's two senators to raise questions.

The confusion raises questions about whether any state should be exclusively responsible for notifying the public of such an event.

Hawaii is also the only state that has siren alerts that will be sounded specifically to warn of a ballistic missile threat.

A second emergency alert was sent to phones in Hawaii 38 minutes after the initial message confirming the false alarm.

Representatives Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa, who also attended the meeting, have now written to the House Armed Services Committee calling for an investigation into the response and asking if states should have control over their own early warning systems.

"It's absolutely ridiculous", Rapoza said.

Brian Schatz says the false alarm about a missile threat was based on "human error" and was "totally inexcusable".

The alert was issued at approximately 8:07 a.m.

FEMA spokeswoman Jenny Burke says federal employees gave guidance during that call. He clarified that his team conducts a routine internal test that involves the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert at the beginning of each shift.

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However, it took almost 40 minutes for Hawaiian authorities to send a revised alert.

In the days since the alert, HEMA has made a number of tweaks to the computer system to prevent a repeat of the error.

Ige said Army National Guard Brig. "And I'm sorry for that pain and confusion that anyone might have experienced".

In case of a real launch, U.S. Pacific Command would notify Hawaii state officials, who would then activate their warning systems for residents and visitors.

Unless the U.S.is willing to restart the Korean War, which will result in hundreds of thousands dying in South Korea, Japan and even the United States, the US must shift its strategy to trying to contain North Korea's nuclear arsenal and put in place the same kind of communication safeguards it has with Russian Federation, to prevent a mistaken nuclear launch.

Overall, how can residents be reassured of an accurate warning in future terms?

The notification means the president could address the American public over radio and television airwaves within 10 minutes.

Saturday's false alarm may be quickly forgotten.

"I love that they took responsibility". "But we're going to get involved".

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