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Nearly a year later, the repercussions of Hawaii’s false missile alert are still being felt

Message boards on Oahu's freeway was one way the state got information out to the public...
Message boards on Oahu's freeway was one way the state got information out to the public following the false alarm.(Hawaii News Now/ (custom credit))
Updated: Dec. 28, 2018 at 1:29 PM HST
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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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