Hawaiian Government Says Someone ‘Pushed A Wrong Button’ During A Shift Change

Hannah Bleau

I can’t even imagine the emotional dump the people of Hawaii are experiencing today.

As we told you earlier, they received an absolutely terrifying warning this morning.

THANK GOD, it was a false alarm.

That doesn’t change the fact that there was mass panic across the state. It wasn’t dismissed as a “mistake” right off the bat. It begs the question. How does a “mistake” like that even happen in the first place? They literally had people thinking they were about to get pelted with a ballistic missile. This is a big deal.

According to the Hawaiian government, this “mistake” happened during a shift change. Someone “pushed the wrong button.”

Yes, really.

“There was a shift change, the governor said. And during that shift change––it was a routine shift change––someone accidentally, and this is how he put it, pressed the wrong button. And that sent out the alert, not only to cell phones, but also the emergency alert to television stations as well as the radio stations,” CNN’s Sara Sidner stated.

A wrong button…

Hawaii Gov. David Ige still wants more answers.

“While I am thankful this morning’s alert was a false alarm, the public must have confidence in our emergency alert system. I am working to get to the bottom of this so we can prevent an error of this type in the future,” Ige said in a statement.

Ige tweeted that he is meeting with “top officials of the State Department of Defense and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to determine what caused this morning’s false alarm and to prevent it from happening again.”

The White House put out a statement to say President Trump has been briefed on the situation.

“The President has been briefed on the state of Hawaii’s emergency management exercise. This was purely a state exercise,” said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.

This is like that, but 100 times worse.

That’s what I don’t get.

How does that even happen?!

For real.

Right?! For crying out loud, MOVE THE BUTTONS.