Residents of the US state of Hawaii on over 40 minutes were preparing for deaths and said goodbye to relatives because of a false report about missile attack.
AT 8 am on local time at The sirens went into the streets, and by All federal channels began to broadcast a warning about launching missiles by islands. On mobile messages came from emergency services with text: " The threat of a ballistic missile in direction of Hawaii. Immediately seek shelter. Is not teachings " .
Have local residents and tourists and not there was a thought to ignore this message - apparently, fear " warmed up " the constant news about missiles and statements by President Donald Trump about the size of its red button. Therefore, people began to hurry to seek shelter, threw cars and at home and even had already said goodbye to relatives and close.
Not that button
AND only 40 minutes it turned out that the message was false. As explained by the Governor of Hawaii, David Aidge, it all started as a routine check of equipment, 3 times. " Employee of the Agency for Emergency situations have not been that button » , - Aydzh said. The state authorities apologized to the citizens and promised to investigate the incident.
Of course, Hawaiians do not with some apologies, and they wonder: does the right button not could be found on over 40 minutes?
Source: CBC News
Read in Russian: На Гавайях 40 минут готовились к концу света из-за ложного сообщения о ракетной атаке