Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000)

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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think this is a wake up call for the entire country.  We don't have a system in place locally that anyone knows about.  Personally, we have a system for a house fire, but nothing for a missile launch or an earthquake or a volcanic eruption.

Jan 13, 2018 12:06 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella Mitschke Rothwell Reminds me of the old "duck and cover" days. With what is going on in theworld today, I would seek shelter.

Edit: I just read where this was a false alarm. Still it is better to be safe than sorry.

Jan 13, 2018 12:06 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Kiss my ass goodby.

Jan 13, 2018 02:37 PM
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I woke up to people somewhat freaking out. I wasn't really too worried, I believe the gov't has a bead on anything they will throw at us. On another note, when it's time to go it's time to go, I don't think a shelter is going to make any difference. I trust God for my life, same thing when I paddle out in the ocean.

Jan 13, 2018 05:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There is much to be learned from the false alert.

Jan 13, 2018 01:54 PM
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker




Jan 13, 2018 01:43 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I was watching on the news, how horrible. Did i hear right someone hit the alert button by accident?


Jan 13, 2018 01:17 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Scary yes, I was impressed at how many people did know what to do.

In the wake of trump and his crazy counterpart's twitter wars, do you have drills for this type of thing?

Jan 13, 2018 06:02 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Go for a swim perhaps one last one?

Jan 13, 2018 12:47 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would just ignore it and grab a camera.

Jan 13, 2018 12:40 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Crap! My buddies on Kauai were freaking out!

Jan 13, 2018 12:18 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

it was an error.... false alarm!!!!  that's a hell of a thing to have happen....now you'll think the next one is a hoax.... wth...

Jan 13, 2018 12:13 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Missle Launch Alert.

Check facebook to determine if this was Fake News.

if it is  real, I would launch my missles.


Jan 13, 2018 12:02 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

15 minutes wouldn't give me time - I would huddle in my house and know that if it's my time, it's my time! Panic is not a typical response for me so, I am fairly sure logic would prevail!

I can't believe that happened - I feel for the tourists, not knowing what on earth was going on too!

Jan 13, 2018 09:09 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Find the best concrete shelter I could in the shortest amount of time and depending on my distance from the blast seek out a more permanent and better concrete shelter if time permits afterward. The explosion is only the initial part to deal with while nuclear fallout can be a threat for days, weeks and months depending on proximity to ground zero. Ypu'll be more likely to survive if you're at least 10 miles from it's center. A plan and a false alarm is much better than an actual nuclear attack and no plan.    

Jan 13, 2018 08:24 PM
Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Kirkland, WA
Licensed in Washington and Florida

Hi Hella. It was horrible. It was my father who called me telling me about the alert. The state waited 38 minutes. My parents were frantically thinking they were going to die, there were vehicle accidents like on Mapunapuna, and young children were put in storm drains for safety. I am not amused.

What would I do?

First if China were to attack Hawai'i as North Korea is trivial compared to China the attack would happen when Washington DC is asleep 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. which is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hawai'i time.

If I was stuck in the city I would head to Ali'i olani Hale which is made of concrete. If not race to one of the tunnels either Pali Highway or H3. WalMarts are an option too. If all else fails if they are at home which is when it is likely to happen lie face down in the middle of their home. I already warned my family.

Jan 13, 2018 06:55 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

It's a wake-up call for all of us, not just Hawaii. 

Jan 13, 2018 06:36 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I believe I would head to the mainland and the East Coast. That is just scary.

Jan 13, 2018 05:42 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would pray and then get to a shelter.

Jan 13, 2018 04:25 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I would google - Why America's 1994 nuclear deal with North Korea failed

Jan 13, 2018 01:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We had a couple of false alerts during the fire...A

Jan 13, 2018 01:11 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I think I would look for shelter 

Jan 13, 2018 12:38 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

It's no joke when you have kids to keep calm and totally believe that this is happening! We have to believe in the government to at least send us these alerts - to every phone in the Hawaiian islands - that there is a basis in fact. NO, NOT GO TO TWITTER IF THIS IS FAKE NEWS! And would you believe it? What the hell is this country coming to?

Jan 13, 2018 12:20 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Just heard there is no designated shelter in Hawaii for a missle attack.  So your limits are just that, nothing. 

Jan 13, 2018 12:11 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Say My Prayers and hope I remember what I am supposed to do.

Jan 13, 2018 12:08 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I just saw that on TV, Hella. I have no idea what I would do as this is not an issue that is ever raised where I live so I don't think about it. What did you do?

Jan 13, 2018 12:04 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Very alarming that this could happened.  What is there to do?

Jan 14, 2018 08:37 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I texted a close personal friend who lives on Keaau, and they have no where to go.  They stay in place and have supplies.  Their Island is all lava rock Hella Mitschke Rothwell.  SO GLAD you and everyone are SAFE - huge scare with the Alert.  No clue as to what I would do in your situation . . .  I will read replies below. 

Jan 13, 2018 08:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Great question Hella Mitschke Rothwell and we should all have an answer with the North Korean Kook making threats. Living 15 miles from an Air Force Base and a missile command base I think a missle strike in my neighborhood is a very likely thing. I'm not sure where our nearest shelter is but I'm going to find out.

Jan 13, 2018 06:54 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is a good question.  Trying to find out which way it is going land would be a quick search adn then decide

Jan 13, 2018 06:02 PM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been...  Where on earth would you go to seek shelter unless you had a bomb shelter....

Jan 13, 2018 04:24 PM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Have a "end of the world relationship".

Jan 14, 2018 07:10 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I was terrible joke! It just took them 40 minutes to inform people: ''never mind, just kidding''.


Jan 13, 2018 11:46 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella Mitschke Rothwell - we will get right instructions from out government for sure.

Jan 13, 2018 10:34 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I missed this ?

Jan 13, 2018 02:59 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Pop open a bottle and toast the future. 15 minutes spent in mass panic vs the comfort of my home with the same result, but a different last day experience.

I don't panic, been through too many fires, droughts, earthquakes and even a flood. This wolf muses at the sheep.

Jan 14, 2018 07:43 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Seek shelter.

Of course, it is no joke. It is beyond unfortunate that it happened. Surely there are lessons to be learned from it. 

Jan 14, 2018 07:24 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No kidding, I hear you. This had to be terrifying. What would I do? For sure, seek best deep cover in those 15 minutes, that would be instinctive... not sure it would really make any difference, but certainly not stay in the open...

And here I was, thinking of a vacation in Hawaii....

Jan 14, 2018 05:48 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Very scary thing that happened in Hawaii and Happy it was a false alarm. Now, finally we will make corrections and all of us will have a plan on what to do when the next one is real. My brother-in-law, his wife and 2 children live on Oahu. There is no place to run if you are on an island. There is now some talk about moving near us in Tennessee. Nothing to bomb here. Wish we could get rid of all nuecleaur weapons from this planet, but unfortunately that is not going to happen.

Jan 14, 2018 05:33 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would have bought a Rolls Royce and dined out on Lobster and Chocolate Mousse. 

Jan 14, 2018 05:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not sure I can put it in writing in this venue!

Jan 14, 2018 03:22 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Oh my G-d.

Nov 16, 2018 04:32 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That would have been SO scary, and imagine the islands were in total chaos.  That guy that pushed the button by accident should be fired! 

Jan 16, 2018 06:01 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

How scary, but unfortunately all too realistic in the current environment... No idea what I would do, other than to contact my loved ones. Pretty sure shelters would be useless...

Jan 14, 2018 10:33 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I just rest assured in knowing that if I'm killed by a Korean missle, Uncle Donny and The Patron Saint of Chaos, Gen. Mattis, will make sure there is one less country on the map by the end of the day.

Jan 14, 2018 09:43 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They got fall shelters still?

The North Korean leader is celebrating.  No need to send a real one incompetent warning system. When the real one arrives in 37 minutes majority of people will think it is not a threat.

Jan 14, 2018 08:35 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Jan 14, 2018 07:08 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jan 14, 2018 03:00 AM