HAWAII — A simple mistake turned the island of Hawaii upside down and sent citizens into 37 minutes of mass pandemonium. People crawled under tables in restaurants, were ushered into military hangars and huddled around televisions to watch the news for the most recent developments.
“It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button,” Hawaii Gov. David Ige told media outlets.
The entire State went into panic mode and stayed that way for over 37 minutes. Finally, they were informed that, in fact, it had been a false alarm. Witnesses said that people were hugging family members and running to the closest shelter they could find.
If a missile were launched by North Korea toward Hawaiii, the 1.5 million residents of the islands would have only about 20 minutes’ notice before it hit. Testing had already been started on the State’s nuclear warning system by the Emergency Management Agency.
Most of the mainstream media outlets attempted to tie the scare to President Trump. CNN stated that the “rising tension of words” by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump had Hawaiians nervous and made the false alarm that much worse.