Nearly a year later, the repercussions of Hawaii’s false missile alert are still being felt
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii has had a busy year.
So busy it’s sometimes easy to forget the terrifying start Hawaii had to 2018.
On Jan. 13, about 8:05 a.m., a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee mistakenly sent a false missile alert to cellphones and broadcasters, triggering 38 minutes of panic until a false alarm message was sent out.
As part of a digital series examining some of the most memorable stories of 2018, Hawaii News Now takes a look back at that day — and what happened in the days and weeks that followed.
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