A government employee is likely in a lot of trouble after accidentally pushing a button that warned Hawaiians of an inbound missile threat. Sounds like something out of Austin Powers, but people in the island state were justifiably panicked until the government quickly reached out to right the wrong.
Hawaiian Governor David Ige promised to figure out exactly what happened so that the state can prevent the human error from happening in the future. While we think that's a very good idea, we're still having some fun with the resulting memes and twitter reactions.
a laid back Saturday afternoon in January 2018 is a New York Times alert that reads, "No one is bombing Hawaii."— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) January 13, 2018
You know, with everything going on lately now is not the time for a false Ballistic Missile warning in Hawaii. pic.twitter.com/9G9gtyCvHN— Isabella Steele (@MsBellaSteele) January 13, 2018
I predict a Hawaiian baby boom 9 months from now. https://t.co/nuvQQo8bk7— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 13, 2018
Meanwhile, at the Emergency Broadcast System Headquarters#Hawaii pic.twitter.com/U2qbEcLHxf— Swear Trek (@swear_trek) January 13, 2018
A live look at Hawaii’s missile defense system pic.twitter.com/00SzAGqYhR— Bdubs (@haolierthanthou) January 13, 2018