Hawaii's false alarm: we're right to question our safety from nuclear annihilation


The recent alarm that rang out across Hawaii warning residents that an incoming missile was heading its way has acted as a wake-up call to other nations around the world, as well as Australia, as to the efficacy of their emergency alert systems, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported. 

An accidental alert that went out a statewide in Hawaii warning of a "ballistic missile system" heading to the island has had global repercussions. Although it was a false alarm, caused by human error, it has served as a global wake-up call, with many around the world realising they could also be vulnerable.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, in Australia, statewide emergency systems regularly use text alerts and landline phone messages to warn about bushfires, floods and other natural disasters. But could residents be woken one day by the threat of a missile headed towards one of their major cities?

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