If you were anywhere in Hawaii this weekend, unless you were under a rock, as you actually would’ve been better off in this case, you heard and likely panicked over the civil defense alert sent to everyone’s phone that read, “Emergency Alert, BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Type: Imminent extreme alert.” This alert was pushed to all Hawaii residents’ mobile phones at 8:07am this past Saturday, December 13, 2018. Some areas also had their civil defense sirens go off, however where I live in Waikiki, there was no CD siren, nor CD ticker on TV. Only on the phone, so I thought something was amiss about it, and didn’t take it quite as seriously as others reportedly have around the state. Thankfully it turned out being a FALSE ALARM, where we received that notification about 30 minutes later.
In light of the seriousness over the imminent threat of DEATH, along with the aftermath and reaction to the false alarm, folks took to social media to vent their frustration and eventual relief over the matter. Following is a compilation* put together of some of those reactions. Most of which from LOL Hawaii, a popular group on Facebook. Warning (another one!): there’s some profanity involved (as would be expected when your life is threatened!), so viewer discretion is advised.
And yeah, yeah, yeah, I know this is a food blog, but hey, what can I say? All this “drama” made me lose my appetite. ;-P
Image source: Kamuela Kahoano on Instagram (I’m his friend; that’s his adorable newborn son)
All jokes aside, glad we’re all still alive!
*Unless otherwise noted, all images and videos above are sourced from various members of the LOL Hawaii Facebook group.