Just to add to this post, EVERYONE in Hawaii was getting this notification, as well as the scroll on TV screens saying that it wasn't a drill. Fucking crazy, but I'm glad it actually was a mistake
I was terrified. I literally dragged my kids out of bed and went into the bathroom downstairs. I am so unprepared for this.
This was what woke me up this morning. Me and my roommates were all crowded in the living room trying to figure out what the best move was. There were no sirens or anything but the confusion and panic on all the islands was so real.
Do we even have public bomb shelters? I don’t know where I would even go in an event like this. Google, I guess. Like I can get inside my house but it would be my coffin if it takes a hit.
Get under a desk and kiss your ass good bye?
I have family that lives in Hawaii and he said he got the text message at a farmers market, everyone looked at their phone, looked around, and went back to shopping because there was no alarms going off. After about 5 minutes some people started to leave and get a little uneasy. After Bout half an hour the message was said it was a mistake. But it certainly woke people up to the possibility of North Korea pulling something stupid.
I live on O'ahu and we couldn't call 911 because the line was busy, the civil defense line was a recording saying to call 911, the radio wasn't saying anything, the TV had the red banner scrolling across... There was just no information. I happened to be on a highway at the time, and people were driving to the tunnel and stopping on part of the lanes and leaving their cars to hide in the tunnel. There were also people sprinting trying to get home or to loved ones, it was pretty chaotic.
Hopefully, this will show the state that we don't have shit prepared for a threat like this. It took almost an hour before we got the all clear. Bad way to spend a Saturday morning.
My wife is on vacation with our 2 year old and her parents in hawaii. She called me crying that they had just gotten this text. I had to try to calm her down while thinking it might have been the last time i would talk to her and that id never see my family again.
Oops. Just a mistake. Thanks for destroying my world for the morning.
I wonder if it was real life but they shot the missile down.
This is why people have trust issues....