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What went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert

by Cassie

00:07
An emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii on Saturday after an employee "pushed the wrong button." The mishap took place during a routine drill run after a shift change.

00:20
During the drill, an officer in the emergency operation center mistakenly selected an incorrect "template," which shows what message is going to be sent.

00:30
The template that the officer inadvertently selected was prepared to send the message to the public. The officer was supposed to have chosen a template that would only be sent internally.

00:41
Instead, the message was sent to Hawaii residents and vacationers. It also went out to televisions and radios.

00:49
At the time, there was no template that allowed the EMA to promptly send a follow-up message informing recipients that the alert had been a false alarm.

00:58
That's now been changed. A false alarm template has been created, and a manager on duty will also have to give an affirmative confirmation before the message is sent, both during tests and in the event of a real threat.


1:12
On Saturday, it took the agency 38 minutes to send a second alert confirming the message was a false alarm.

1:19
The officer responsible for the mistake has been disciplined and reassigned, but not fired.

完整新聞

#Key Words
mishap (n) = an unlucky accident
template (n.) = something that is used as a model for others to copy
inadvertently (adv.) = accidentally
affirmative (adj.) = agreeing with a request
reassign (v.) = to appoint someone to a different position


 

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主修商業管理學、市場行銷,善於商用英語,曾於聖地牙哥教導如何預防商業詐騙的講座,觀眾美國議題,對於美國商業文化也十分了解。

 

 

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