Hawaii Governor's delayed response due to forgotten password

 

Hawaii's Governor, David Ige, revealed to reporters on Monday the reasoning behind the 15 minute delay in responding to the false missile alarm which set the state in a frenzy on the morning of Saturday, January 13th. He admitted to not knowing the username or password for his twitter account and having to wait for his staff to help him log in to the system.

At 8:09 AM, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that a missile attack was incoming and would hit the island. The governor was unable to alert people that it was a false alarm until 8:24 AM. 

While the governor concedes that it is normal for a government official to rely on his staff to handle his social media, he insists he is now aware of his password and will be able to respond immediately to future issues.



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