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SIOUX CITYANS IN HAWAII WHEN FALSE MISSILE ALERT IS SENT OUT

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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.