I was in Hawaii on a family holiday the day of the ballistic missile threat. The alert interrupted our breakfast at Denny’s and we returned to chaos in our hotel, where we were advised to shelter in the bathroom.
I started writing a message to loved ones which I was about to send when it was confirmed it was a false alarm. The experience shows how important it is to be aware of emergency procedures. Here’s what it was like in those 38 minutes of fear.