Some one in Hawaii just confessed their love and now they have to live with it.
I would be really curious to know how many times you have to mess up in order to "accidentally" hit the nuke message button.
My family is in Hawaii, I freaked the fuck out. It took way too long for them to clarify that it was a mistake. They didn't get the retraction for 25 min after the initial error.
Turned out to be a frisbee that started world war three.
I’m in Hawaii. I woke up to an alarm on my phone saying there was an incoming ballistic missile and that it wasn’t a drill. My sister was crying and my grandma called and told me to pray. My family had no idea what to do so we closed our windows and sat in a car in our garage because it has the only concrete walls in our house.
No warning sirens went off in my area. The news stations weren’t saying anything, mostly playing old sports broadcasts or music. We were waiting for updates or any information about it but didn’t hear anything. We waited about half an hour expecting the island to get hit at any moment until I read a tweet that said it was a false alarm.
We don’t have many known fallout shelters and hardly anybody has basements in Hawaii. Apart from the basic instructions you can find on the internet, what should we do next time?
Sure mistakes happen, but wow.
My gf who is Hawaiian, had her dad call her and say that the alarm went off. He was golfing by Pearl Harbor and the sirens went off. He was going to ignore it but then he heard sirens. He thought, 'fuck, I can't ignore this.'
Was stuck in stand-still traffic on Kauai for 30 minutes on the way to work this morning due to an unrelated traffic accident shutting down the only road. Got the alarm, immediately u-turned into the empty lane heading the other way, and was home with my wife a minute later.
That was honestly the most afraid I've ever felt in my life... Just knew that I didn't want shit to go down without being with my wife. As soon as we got the all clear, I broke down in tears from the tension releasing. Recovering in bed for an hour or so before heading into work.
A friend of my girlfriend posted this on her Facebook feed about the Four Seasons not allowing taxi drivers into their hotel for shelter.
"Got this text from my dad (taxi driver) just now. "The Four Seasons took everyone in the ballrooms but left all the taxi drivers outside. We were not invited to the ballroom to be saved. We had to burn like crispy critters."
I'm pissed. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea SHAME ON YOU. Lives are LIVES. Regardless of them spending hundreds of dollars a night at your hotel or NOT. These taxi drivers bring people TO YOUR HOTEL.
Now I understand this was a false alarm but WTF?! At the time they thought it was real. I will NEVER EVER recommend anyone to stay there ever again.
And for those of you who haven't heard what just happened in Hawaii, basically someone mistakenly sent out a Missile launch warning for Hawaii. But later said, just kidding. False alarm. Someone is definitely getting fired."
*Please remain in your homes, if you are not at home, find shelter immediately. Close all blinds and shades, block out all windows.*
*Do not look outside.*
*Do not look at the sky.*
*Do not make noise.*
*Your cooperation is vital to your survival. Appointed government personnel will update you shortly.*