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Hawaii reps call for hearing on missile alerts after false alarm

Hawaii reps call for hearing on missile alerts after false alarm”

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

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NHK apologised for the error on air, adding the "news alert sent earlier about NK missile was a mistake".

"The warning was a mistake", Miyagi said.

Tension has grown in Japan over North Korean missile tests as they have flown closer to Japanese coasts. "No government J alert was issued".

The Hawaiian agency has also been slammed for their poor system design, after an image was released of the digital alert page to show how the wrong alert was sent out. Tokyo will have its first drill next week.

A terrifying text message, causing pandemonium in Hawaii for about 40 minutes on Saturday. Japan also sent out an erroneous alert, via broadcaster NHK with the message, "NHK news alert. Failure on so many levels", wrote one Twitter user. They say the U.S.'s relationship with North Korea and the huge military build-up on the island may have led to the practice messaging. "Don't become the boy who cried wolf". Human error in carrying out a test warning has been blamed for this, and must be considered for another similar missile false alarm in Japan on Tuesday.

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Clay County Emergency Manager Bryan Green says Minnesota can send alerts to specific counties with IPAWS, or Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

Gov. David Ige (D) said the pre-programmed alert, the only one of its kind in the USA, was sent after an employee "pushed the wrong button" during a shift change. It would allow an operator to quickly send out a correction via the same emergency alert system.

"This had the potential for being totally catastrophic", Hirono said.

Rapoza said the agency will be looking to improve their interface in order to prevent a future false alarm.

"Clearly, government agencies are not prepared and lack the capacity to deal with emergency situations", he said in a statement.

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The Emergency Management Agency was unreachable.



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