Hawaii residents and tourists were left shaken Saturday by a false alarm warning that a missile was headed for the islands.
An emergency alert warning of an imminent missile strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones.
A second alert saying there was no missile didn’t come for nearly 40 minutes.
Sioux City residents Mark Stuck and his wife Lori are in Hawaii and were in a market when the warning was issued:
OC………what’ll we do? :24
Stuck says they then tried to figure out where to go and get more information on what was going on:
OC………..newses about it. :20
Stuck says no warning sirens ever sounded, so after a few minutes, he and other tourists thought it wasn’t a big deal.
That wasn’t the case with many residents of the 50th state though, who wondered if it was a possible North Korean nuclear attack:
OC……….target anyway. :17
Stuck and his wife will return home Wednesday with one more adventure to talk about then they thought they would have when they headed for Hawaii last week.