Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzHawaii false alarm sparks panic, confusion Hawaii EMA administrator takes responsibility for false missile alarm FCC commissioner: We will investigate Hawaii missile false alarm MORE (D-Hawaii) called for "tough and quick accountability" on Saturday after a false mobile alert warning that a ballistic missile was heading toward Hawaii prompted confusion and panic across the state.
In a pair of tweets, Schatz said that the false alarm was due to "human error" and demanded a quick fix to fool-proof the process for pushing out such alerts.
AGAIN FALSE ALARM. What happened today is totally inexcusable. The whole state was terrified. There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 13, 2018
A mobile alert pushed out across Hawaii on Saturday claimed that a ballistic missile had been launched toward the state, warning people to "seek immediate shelter" and that the message was "not a drill."
Within minutes, U.S. lawmakers and officials sought to make clear that the alert was sent in error and that no missile was headed toward the islands.
Source : http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/368901-hawaii-dem-calls-for-tough-and-quick-accountability-for-totally-inexcusable