Hawaii Gov.: ‘There Was No Automated Way To Send a False Alarm Cancellation’
‘We had to initiate a manual process’


REPORTER: "In a day of technology where you can do it live, why rely on audio notifications?"
IGE: "You know, I think we have a combination, the notification process is a variety of different mechanisms. We have the sirens. You know, we have cell phones today. We have Internet and social media mechanisms. We do know that we need to be able to broadcast messages across all platforms, and certainly that’s what the intention was. You know, there was no automated way to send a false alarm cancellation. We had to initiate a manual process, and that was why it took a while to notify everyone."