Missile mistake makes national news

  • The mistake made national news this morning. (Tom Hasslinger / West Hawaii Today)

Gov. David Ige is meeting this morning with top officials of the State Department of Defense and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to determine what caused this morning’s false alarm and to prevent it from happening again.

Ige told CNN that someone hit the “wrong” button on shift change to signal the false alarm.

“While I am thankful this morning’s alert was a false alarm, the public must have confidence in our emergency alert system. I am working to get to the bottom of this so we can prevent an error of this type in the future,” Ige said in a press release