Hawaii missile threat: Locals lived out their “worst nightmare” as they prepared for the world to end abc.net.au
“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
It might sound like something straight out of a horror movie, but for 38 minutes terrified Hawaiian residents thought the world was going to end.
At 8:07am on Saturday (local time), locals and tourists on the small island woke up to a message that many have feared amid North Korea’s development of a ballistic nuclear weapon.
Panicked residents gathered family members, ran out onto the streets and desperately sought shelter as they awaited the attack.
Cars were reportedly abandoned on highways and people who were outside at the time hid in the homes of neighbours as others prepared to flee.
Those watching television also had their broadcasts interrupted by the ballistic missile threat alert, according to NBC.
Stacey Bow, 56, of Honolulu, said she was awakened to the emergency alert on her smart phone and woke up her 16-year-old daughter with the news.
“She became hysterical, crying, you know, just lost it,” she said.
Cherese Carlson, a tourist visiting Hawaii, said the moments following the alert were filled with fear.
“There was nothing I could do. I wasn’t in an area where I had any friends where I could go into their homes,” she said.
“I literally just sat in my car worried that was it for me because I didn’t have a shelter to go to like it said.”
Honolulu resident Phillip Simmons said: “I was thinking of my family. My wife had gone out for a walk, she immediately called me [and had] received the same text. I knew it was important for us to be together at that moment.”
Social media was filled with accounts from horrified Hawaiians, sharing how frantic they were during those 38 minutes.
Wonder why 38 minutes had to pass before the alert was called off because a wrong button was pushed?
The deep state wanted to test the reaction of people and see what they do. This in preparation of the real