Hawaii news anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat
A local news anchor in Hawaii posted a screenshot showing several frightened text messages she received after a false emergency alert went out warning of an impending ballistic missile threat to the state.
The anchor, Sara Donchey, said on Twitter that her family also lived in the state.
“They were hiding in the garage,” Donchey tweeted. “My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken.”
Sara Donchey, an anchor at local NBC affiliate KPRC2 in Honolulu, Hawaii, woke up to a string of terrified texts after an emergency alert went out about an incoming ballistic missile threat to the state.
The alert, which sent people in the state into a panicked frenzy, turned out to be a false alarm.
Lt. Commander Joe Nawrocki of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the agency in charge of providing aerospace warnings in North America, told BuzzFeed News, “There is absolutely no incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii right now.”
“My phone’s blowing up right now,” Nawrocki added.
So was Donchey’s.
She posted a screenshot on Twitter which showed the initial emergency alert, followed by at least five text messages from her family and friends.
“Wtf is this???????” said one message. Attached to it was a screenshot of the alert.
“Missile in Hawaii,” read another.
“Sis,” said a third message. It was followed by a text in all caps, which read, “IF YOURE SLEEPING WAKE UP AN CALL US IMMEDIATELY.”
“Honey take shelter,” another one said. “I love you.”
Donchey said her family also lives in Hawaii.
“They were hiding in the garage,” she tweeted. “My mom and sister were crying. It was a false alarm, but betting a lot of people are shaken.”
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Source:: Business Insider