Triggered Memories

@Elizaby (3469)
Pensacola, Florida
January 13, 2018 6:05pm CST
The incident of a false warning sent out of a possible nuclear attack in Hawaii because of a wrong button being hit sending out the warning that had Hawaiians running for cover for 38 minutes triggered a memory from the early to mid 1960s. after the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 Warning signals were installed and here in Pensacola residents knew that at a certain tome on Fridays the sirens would go off as they were tested every week for several years. I can even remember there being Fallout shelter signs on various buildings throughout town including the elementary school I went to in the neighborhood. I am glad that the incident in Hawaii was a false warning but it could have been a plus as it showed that there needs to be more done to teach people ho to be prepare in what to do.
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• Jalandhar, India
14 Jan
This is like a eye opener and a blessing in disguise
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@Elizaby (3469)
• Pensacola, Florida
14 Jan
So true
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@JudyEv (103929)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
I've just heard about this. It's a pretty bad mistake to have occurred. I'm so glad it wasn't for real.
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@Elizaby (3469)
• Pensacola, Florida
14 Jan
Me too. Ho[e they learn from this and help work to make people better prepared.
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@JudyEv (103929)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@Elizaby It might jolt people into being more prepared.
@moffittjc (36855)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jan
@Elizaby I was thinking the same thing Mary. It's very unfortunate that this happened, but we can use it as a good learning opportunity. They should now go back and analyze how Hawaiians responded to the news to see where our weaknesses and shortcomings are, and then work to improve those shortcomings. I hate to say it, but it could only be a matter of time before those warning sirens are real.
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@moffittjc (36855)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jan
One of the scary things about the Hawaii incident is that it could have triggered a worldwide response that could have set in motion some pretty devastating actions. Thank goodness cooler heads prevailed and that governments and militaries the world over didn't over react to the news.
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@cahaya1983 (10185)
• Malaysia
16 Jan
I read about this yesterday, I'm glad the threat isn't real but I'm sure it gave quite a scare to the residents.
@DianneN (63323)
• United States
14 Jan
It's a shame that we need to be prepared for things such as this! The idiot is in town again.
@Theresaaiza (10098)
• Australia
14 Jan
Wow, this is very intriguing. I have not heard about this before.
@just4him (96485)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
I hadn't heard about that. I'm glad it was a false warning, but showed the people they need to be better prepared. I remember those fallout shelter signs too, growing up.