Hawaii false alarm: Officials quit over missile alert
Two top civilian officials from Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency have resigned over the sending of a false incoming missile alert.
The 13 January message led to widespread panic and the authorities took 38 minutes to correct it.
Administrator Vern Miyagi and executive officer Toby Clairmont stepped down on Tuesday after reports detailing the agency's failures were released.
The individual who sent the alert has also been fired, officials confirmed.
"A combination of human error and inadequate safeguards contributed to this false alert," the Federal Communications Commission... read more
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