Hawaii missile alert: FCC launches investigation into false ballistic missile warning

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching a “full investigation” into the false alarm that told Hawaii residents a ballistic missile threat was approaching, an error that sent the island into chaos. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Twitter Saturday afternoon that the FCC is looking into the matter. It’s unclear how long the investigation might take, and what it will entail.

President Trump was golfing at his Florida course on Saturday, when Hawaii residents received an “Emergency Alert” that said: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” It took 38 long minutes before residents in Hawaii received another alert clarifying the that the previous alert was incorrect, and they were not in danger.

“The president has been briefed on the state of Hawaii’s emergency management exercise,” a White House official told CBS News. “This was purely a state (controlled) exercise.”

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    I’m hearing that the current official explanation is nonsensical.
    Supposedly, there is a seven-step authentication procedure in our EBS (Emergency Broadcast System) which prevents someone at a low level from activating it, that was utter circumvented.
    Some are saying this was a computer hack.
    In any event, Jamie Lee Curtis, and others, are blaming Trump.

    • Jamie Lee Curtis is unhinged, pity.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        25-years ago she was the world’s hottest hermaphrodite, now look at her.

      • Clausewitz

        No wonder Gibbs dropped her.

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  • simus1

    Hawaii is a DemocRat plantation. No doubt it was “just an accident”.

    • NoBamaYoMama

      Yes, a distraction from all the DemoRAT dirt which is being revealed; U-1, FBI, Unmasking, etc etc etc. Dems are in real trouble. Time to make a big batch of popcorn!

    • Watchman

      No loss then, if this was done to galvanise the population into voting Democrat next election. If they were a Republican voting area, then it would be great anti-Trump propaganda to change it to Democrat: “Do you want to vote for the party that under Trump caused the first real ballistic missile attack warning here in Hawaii?”

  • canminuteman

    I’d rather have a false warning than a real one.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Israelis near the Gaza Strip have real warnings all the time, but nobody gives a shit.

  • Clausewitz

    Oooops……….

  • andycanuck

    BTW, it was the Dem governor’s aide who did it (stoned?) if you read anyone in the MSM blaming Trump for it.