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Emergency message accidentally sent out

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - If you saw or heard an emergency alert Thursday morning, the State Civil Defense says it was a mistake.

At 9:56 AM, a test message indicating there was a rescue going on on Maui accidentally went out. The state says the manufacturer of the system was testing a back up service, when the message was transmitted through the Emergency Alert System.

The state is working with the manufacturer to prevent another mistake like that from happening again.

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