Twitter Nervously Laughs At Hawaii False Missile Alarm Reactions

Takapuna teenager Emma Bullock, who is on holiday in Hawaii with her family of five, said she believed she would not live to see her 18th birthday tomorrow when the alert went out.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted a screenshot of the warning and a message saying it was false.

Government officials are pleading for calm after a cell phone text message warning was sent to every phone in the state of Hawaii. Twitter user @easytga wrote.

Unsurprisingly, this caused many to panic, including those involved with the production of J.C. Chandor's upcoming action film Triple Frontier, sources close to the production tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The alert urged residents to take shelter, and said the alert was not a drill. "Earlier message was sent in error", adding that the USA state would "send out a correction message as soon as possible".

The alert caught officials at North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, completely off guard, which told Recode on Saturday they were looking into the matter. "I repeat, there is NO THREAT at this time". "We're actually trying to figure it out right now. Haha glad to know we'll all be safe".

There was the sheer terror.

CNN was told by a viewer in Hawaii that both the initial threat warning and the message of false alarm more than 30 minutes later came across the TV warning notification system.

"If it was real, we would have been gone already", he said.

"I was happy I watched a YouTube video on how to survive a nuclear attack", SuLun Novikoff said.

The FCC will launch a full investigation into the false missile emergency alert sent to residents of Hawaii today, Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC has announced. "The reality, and we'll get to the bottom of that, but the reality and what I hope people across this country and the leaders of this country here is that this is a real threat facing Hawaii".

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz also took to Twitter on Saturday in the wake of the false alarm.

The White House issued a statement on the false alarm, noting President Trump had been briefed on the incident.

Related news: