HONOLULU, Hawaii (KSAZ) - Residents in Hawaii received an emergency alert message on their phones Saturday morning. The alarming alert notified residents that a ballistic missile was heading for the island.
Moments later, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that it was a "false alarm."
With tensions high over the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program, the alert created panic for residents on the island and across social media.
Fox 10 Phoenix talked with Emily Pelland, a travel blogger and Instagram influencer, who just moved to Honolulu on Friday.