Wednesday 20 June 2018

Hawaii's top two civil defence officials resign over false missile alert

The alert was sent out across the US state (AP)
The alert was sent out across the US state (AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The top two civilian officials of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency have resigned in a personnel shakeup stemming from the false ballistic missile alert last month that stirred mass hysteria across the state, the agency's military director said on Tuesday.

The resignations of agency Administrator Vern Miyagi and his No. 2, executive officer Toby Clairmont, were accompanied by the firing of the warning-system officer who admitted to mistakenly issuing the alert and suspension procedures against a mid-level manager at the agency.

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Reuters

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