The LONGEST 38 Minutes of my Life - Hawaii Missile Threat

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Real Estate Agent with LUVA Real Estate RS 62947
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******* THIS IS NOT A DRILL ********* 

How do I even express how frustrated,  and mad I am right now! 

For people that did not experience the moment, I could never explain it in a way that you could understand, but I will try. 

At about 8::00 this morning my phone went off with an emergency alert...

 

How do you process this?  Imagine, you haven’t even made your coffee yet, and you get a message like this one!  

KEY WORDS:         THIS IS NOT A DRILL 


Remember, just a few months ago we started a new "Emergency Alert" siren to deal with "ballistic missile threats" , it has a waling sound to it, kind of eerie....    

      The first thing I do is rush in and wake up my wife, she looks at me like I am crazy, but I'm, like, NO - READ THIS - ITS REAL!!! 

Immediately she calls our 16 year old son who is staying with a friend, and proceeds to tell him how much we love him, and to be careful. She tells him to run upstairs and get with the family that he is staying with for the night. We also go over our emergency plan, make sure we all know where to meet if we are able to meet. 

What’s the next thing you do? Turn on the news! I kept flipping through the channels and I cant find anything, but remember we only have about 15 minutes from missile launch, to impact, so maybe they haven’t received it yet?  Finally, I found a station with the alert, imagine seeing this on your TV screen... 

Now I know it’s REAL! 

 

My wife makes our son stay on the phone with us, until what could possibly be the end?  I must admit, our son was very strong throughout this, kind of shrugged it off and said, really, there is not much we can do, I love you guys too. 

No parent should have this conversation with their child, it’s just not right. 

38 minutes later, we get notice that it was a false alarm, "Human Error" 

The man responsible is mortified, I felt so bad for him, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that he should have IMEDIATLY put out a follow up text that the threat is not real - why 38 minutes? 

In that 38 minutes, Hotels ushered guests into the basements, or underground parking. The hospitals did the same with its patients.

I am still trying to verify that a family on Oahu put their children into the sewers for protection. 

Bottom line, to our Governor, our Mayors, our leaders, quit minimizing the impact of what happened today. For 38 minutes, the citizens of your State were under a real threat, many panicked, many have had their lives changed forever, accidents happen, but it should have been a 2-minute accident, not 30 plus minutes. 

Here are some more videos

  

 

Hawaii Golfer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5iJlVm6IOI 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkxLSIzPOhM 

 

 

 

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Francine Viola
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This was terrifying, and I can’t imagine dealing with this.  Thirty-eight minutes is an eternity, and it’s unbelievable the correct message couldn’t have been conveyed much sooner.  Thank God it was a false alarm.

Jan 13, 2018 05:52 PM #1
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Lance, iheard about this on the news. I'm glad it wasn't real but am wondering how this could have happened this easily.

Jan 13, 2018 07:03 PM #2
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Dave Halpern
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This would have never happened if the threat didn't exist in the first place. 

Search Google for - Why America's 1994 nuclear deal with North Korea failed.

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