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Hawaiians Watching Morning Sports Treated To Terrifying "THIS IS NOT A DRILL" Missile Threat Alert [UPDATES]

A false alarm missile threat emergency message went across the Hawaiian islands today, blowing up phones and triggering the Emergency Alert System, something most of us have only ever experienced in our lives as “this is only a test.” Hawaiians who got up early to watch soccer or basketball instead got the scary, robotic voice warning of a missile’s imminent impact.

We’ll stay on top of this story as more information about how this incredible fuckup went down.


Update (1:47 p.m.): Hawaii says the alert, which stated repeatedly that it was NOT A DRILL, was a drill.

Update (3:17 p.m.):

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