Commentary: Lesson from the Hawaii false alarm: We need to do more than 'duck and cover'

Chicago Tribune

Former U.S. Senator and UANI Advisory Board Member Mark Kirk writes in the Chicago Tribune: Panicked Hawaiians abandoned their cars and prepared to evacuate their homes last month after a false alarm warned of a ballistic missile heading for the islands. This incident hit home for me, as I had just left Hawaii after visiting with family on Oahu over the holidays. My family in Hawaii spent 38 panicked minutes wondering what they should do in the event of a nuclear missile strike. Now, they’ve started preparing for the worst — just in case.