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Assuming the threat was real, he said he called loved ones before suffering cardiac arrest.
A recent inspector general report highlights shortcomings in FEMA’s oversight of the emergency warning system.
The bill would require alerts to run repeatedly on TV and radio, and potentially also run on streaming services such as Netflix.
Emails released by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also indicate concerns were voiced about how to cancel an alert.
Legislation being pushed by Hawaii’s federal delegation would take the task of warning about incoming missiles away from the state.
Elected officials and experts say despite the easing of tensions there is still a need for improved defense capabilities in Hawaii.
Avoid using the phrase, “This is not a drill,” the Federal Communications Commission says.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said the worker who sent out a false missile alert had a record of incompetency, but he disputes that.
Thomas Travis has commanded a submarine squadron and was deputy commander of an aircraft carrier strike group.
“Exercise, exercise, exercise” and “this is not a drill” can be heard on the 24-second recording.
Hawaii needs to spend millions of dollars to effectively warn the public about looming disasters, including a missile strike, a new report says.
An old photo of the HEMA employee circulated after the false missile alert, leading some to conclude he was at fault.