How to Avoid What Happened in Hawaii

The dust has now had time to settle, and as the remaining smoke clears,

it’s evident that the true failures that contributed to the recent pandemonium in Hawaii boil down to improper use, training, and failsafe measures on the vital emergency notification system in place. For over 30 minutes the residents of Hawaii were hiding in panic, terrified that certain death was headed their way in the form of a ballistic missile attack. The retraction of the emergency alert and the news that it was a result of human error came as a cold comfort to individuals and families who feared for their lives. Since this event the state has been in the middle of a media firestorm asking how this could have happened and how it could have been avoided.