False missile alert creates confusion for chemists in Hawaii | January 17, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 4 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 4 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 22, 2018 | Web Date: January 17, 2018

False missile alert creates confusion for chemists in Hawaii

Instructions to seek shelter left many wondering, where?
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: false ballistic missile alert, Hawaii, safety, disaster preparedness, chemists

Waking at home early Saturday morning to the sound of his phone’s shrill emergency tone, University of Hawaii, Manoa, chemistry graduate student Parker Crandall read three terse sentences: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

Crandall and his roommates rushed to find more details about the situation using their phones. They didn’t have a television or an internet connection because they were moving soon and had cut off . . .

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