Hawaii was sent into a panic this morning when an emergency warning notified residents that an inbound ballistic missile strike was headed for the island. The warning turned out to be a false alarm, but before in the 40 minutes before it was corrected, it was broadcast on TV, and a message sent to cell phones read: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
Given the island’s proximity to North Korea, the consistent tensions surrounding a potential nuclear war, along with the dire warning, many Hawaiians were left thinking they only had minutes to live.
Videos from posted on social media are surreal, including the broadcast warning overlaying the normalcy of an Ole Miss/Florida basketball game.
BREAKING VIDEO: More footage obtained by The Anon Journal shows the Emergency Action Notification for an inbound Ballistic Missile to Hawaii being broadcast on other TV stations in Hawaii. pic.twitter.com/yXC7dqLmlv
— The Anon Journal (@TheAnonJournal) January 13, 2018
The winner for most chill reaction to the news of imminent death goes to a golfer that sent his family a final goodbye video, in which he lets them know he just got a par and planned to die on the course. Legend.
— Alohi Gardner (@GardnerAlohi) January 13, 2018
This video is funny, but the reality of what happened today is sobering and terrifying. Hopefully this guy got in another 18 after learning it was a false alarm.