The false alert was also broadcast on television and radio stations. “If you are outdoors seek immediate shelter in a building. Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are driving pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a building while laying on the floor. We’ll announce when the threat has ended. This is not a drill!” The wrong phone message notification was corrected by e-mail 18 minutes later but remained active on mobile phones for 38 minutes.
Videos posted on social media appeared to show students at the University of Hawaii running for shelter after the missile threat was issued. People were confised because they didn’t hear any alarms, any of the sirens. The U.S PGA Gawaii Open ,golf competition, was also disturbed. An investigation in this case of false alarme was announced by the U.S. government. In December, the state tested its nuclear warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War. US President Donald Trump, who was in Florida at the time of the alert, was briefed on the false alert.