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You Won’t Believe Why Hawaii’s Gov Didn’t Tell Residents About the False Missile Alarm Sooner

Gov. David Ige (D-HI) finally revealed why he couldn't get a 'false alarm' notice out to Hawaii residents sooner.

By NTK Staff | 01.23.2018 @11:00am
You Won’t Believe Why Hawaii’s Gov Didn’t Tell Residents About the False Missile Alarm Sooner

Gov. David Ige (D-HI) is a pretty active tweeter, with nearly 4,500 tweets assigned to his account, @GovHawaii.

But at a time when his Twitter account needed to be most active, Ige forgot his password.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday (emphasis ours):

Minutes after the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent a missile alert at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 13 — terrifying residents and visitors across the state — some officials, such as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), rushed to Twitter to reassure everyone it was a mistake.

…But one Twitter account was deafeningly silent for 17 minutes: that of Hawaii Gov. David Ige.

…Ige’s answer: He couldn’t log in to Twitter.

“I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made,” Ige said.

Ige finally tweeted at 8:24 a.m. eastern time:

President Trump earns some flak for tweeting too much, but this is a rare case when tweeting too little – or, rather, not tweeting quickly enough – could have had dire consequences for Americans.

Memorize your Twitter password, governor. You never know when you might need it!

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