I'd shit myself if I saw that.
Idk what I'd even do. Get as far into the middle of nowhere as possible? I doubt there'd be time for that.
If anyone is wondering this is a real mistake sent out by the Hawaii alert broadcast system.
I can’t imagine the horror of reading something like that and trying to figure out what’s next.
It took about 40 minutes to communicate that it was a false alarm.
Local kid here. Dad came running into my room right after the alert went off, and after that the next 10 minutes were surreal. I’ve never had to deal with a situation like that before, but as far as we knew we were literally going to die in the next couple of minutes, so we called my grandparents and told them we loved them. My sister was at a friend’s house and my mom was working, so we gave them calls too to make sure they knew what was happening, and then we just prepared to get vaporized I guess.
10 minutes later news had gotten out via Snapchat and some group messages that our congresswoman had confirmed the message to be a false alarm, and now a couple of hours later, most people are back to living their lives. Overall, it was a really odd experience to go through as a senior in high school, when so much of my life is focused on preparing for the future, and then believing the future could be the next 10 minutes or less. The weirdest part for me was just the lack of fear of death. I wasn’t worried about dying, mostly just resigned to what I believed to be imminent vaporization.
I know this’ll get buried but I just wanted to write down my experience as someone who went through this shit storm.
Duck and cover. You know, so the isotopes can kill you over a few months instead of just checking out with the flash.
It would be even worse if they timed this during the monthly siren test.
Ok here's a conspiracy theory for you guys:
WHAT IF there really was a ballistic missile incoming, but our Surface-to-Air missile defenses shot it out of the sky before it could reach Hawaii?
And the Govt just said it was a false alarm to keep people from panicking...
Fuck, I’m from Hawaii but currently on the mainland for school. I got a text from my mom begging me to call her cause she thought they were all about to die. Fucking terrifying