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Hawaii's Governor Could Have Ended The Missile Alert Early But Forgot His Twitter Password

'It was unfortunate and regrettable.'

Hawaii's Governor Could Have Ended The Missile Alert Early But Forgot His Twitter Password Image: Getty/Twitter

Hawaii had a nervous moment earlier this month when a ballistic missile alert was sent around the state.

Hawaii's governor David Ige knew immediately that the threat was a false alarm and there was nothing to worry about.

But he couldn't tell people, leaving residents with a nervous 40 minutes between the threat being received and the message that it was a false alarm.

Why? He forgot his password, and couldn't log in to social media to tell anyone.

"I have to confess that I don't know my Twitter account login and passwords," he told reporters according to CNN.

"I will be putting that on my phone."

Ige expressed remorse for the incident which saw Hawaiian residents briefly expecting the threat of a missile.

"It was a procedure that occurs at the change of shift where they go through to make sure that the system, that it's working. And an employee pushed the wrong button," he said, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

"I was awakened by the alert like everyone else here in the state of Hawaii.

"It was unfortunate and regrettable."

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