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We begin tonight with complete panic and chaos in Hawaii after that emergency alert sounded across the islands just after 8:00 A.M. Local time. Residents seen running for cover. Families hiding in bomb shelters. Take a listen. This is not a drill. Take immediate action measure. Reporter: The dire warning of a ballistic missile threat buzzing on cell phones stripped across television screens. Residents told to seek immediate shelter, quote, this is not a drill. It took 38 minutes for the all clear for some people. The message, a human error false alarm, and it comes weeks after Hawaii reinstated a cold war era missile alert system in the event of an attack by north Korea following Kim Jong-un’s repeated tests. In Hawaii tonight the governor saying an employee at shift change is to blame, but there are so many questions still, and ABC’s Stephanie Ramos starts us off from the Pentagon. Hawaiians fleeing and this message going out on cell phones reading, ballistic missile threat inbound. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill. The warnings left an entire stat terrified. We were up on a mountain and almost like fell off it trying to get to our children. Reporter: People pulling over in tunnels, confused tourists hunkering down in hotels. People are hiding in tunnels, people are locking down their homes, they’re heading for the mountains. Reporter: One mother saying her daughter was away at a slummer Barth when the alert went out. And so she calls me because they’re all getting the alert. Mom, what are we supposed to do? I’m like, stay there. If something happens, no matter what do not leave that house. Reporter: Families filling up their bathtub with water and stocking up on supplies. The people of Hawaii have been on edge in recent mops as north’s Kim Jong-un moves closer to perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile. Just last month, Hawaii tested their nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time…

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