HONOLULU, HI (WCMH) — Multiple people on Twitter have reported seeing an emergency alert about a ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says there is no threat.
The phone alert urged residents to take shelter, reading: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Rapoza says it’s not clear what caused the alert to go out.
“Our job is, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, is to work on preparedness and protect the citizens, the residents of the state of Hawaii and all our visitors.
The moment the EAS alert interrupted Hawaiian TV is terrifying pic.twitter.com/pVwpCBeRgD
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 13, 2018
NO missile threat to Hawaii.
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) January 13, 2018