Hawaiians panic as police trigger false tsunami warning during training

In a considerably disturbing case of deja vu, the emergency warning sirens sounded in a number of components of Hawaii early Wednesday night, evoking recollections of January’s false ballistic missile alert.

The alarm was inadvertently set off during Honolulu Police Department dispatcher training, which for some weird cause was being performed on dwell tools somewhat than with training software program. 

“I just want to apologize [to] the public,” Police Chief Susan Ballard stated in an interview with Hawaii News Now. “It was just a very [simple] mistake. We need to do better.”

In this occasion, it took 12 minutes for state companies to verify to the public that it was a false alarm, in contrast with the 28-minute delay in January.

“Due to an error during a Honolulu Police Department training exercise, emergency sirens were mistakenly activated on Oahu,” Chris Sugidono, assistant communications director for Maui County, advised CNN. “A siren within the Kahului space additionally was mistakenly activated during the train, in response to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. There is no emergency at the moment.”

Needless to say, residents had been irate, particularly after the false ballistic missile alert in January, which was despatched when a member of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency despatched the alert by pushing the flawed button.

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