I think that person won't be talking to anyone for a while yet
1. They have done this test every shift change (8hrs) since November without issue. The reason they test it so often is because if it were a real emergency you would only have 12-13 minutes to react compared to a hurricane which can take hours if not days to be a threat.
2. You go through each step one by one and the last step offers two options; "test" or "actual" followed by an "are you sure?". This test is performed by one person. That one, unnamed, person clicked "actual" then "yes"
4. A cancellation message was sent out. What this message does is stop further messages from sending. It does not send any messages itself. The emergency Management office that sent the original message was not prepared for the event they would need to cancel that message. They had to draft a message from scratch and it had to be approved by FEMA before it could be sent. While this was happening government officials and emergency personnel were posting that it was a false alarm on Facebook and Twitter. The emergency management office also had to contact PACOM and ensure that a missile was not in fact inbound before sending out a cancellation. From the first message to the last was 38 minutes.
Source: I was with my wife when this happened. I very closely watched the press conference held yesterday at 1pm. I am just a soldier, I do not work for the emergency management office.
I’d love to see him/her turn up in r/TIFU
I think you’d be just as likely to get Kim Jon Un to do an AMA
Has anyone actually ever answered these requests? I don't think I've ever seen one answered before.
Yo yo yo. The computer is in the bottom of this old bunker, and I have to type this code in every ten minutes or planes start to fall from the sky and I hit on enumber wrong on an 8 hour shift, and they should really put a safety switch on the thing.
In the event that there's another person who initiates an accidental ballsitic missile alarm in Hawaii on any date, I hope we hear from them too.
I'm betting it'll be a This American Life episode about human error in about 10 years