False alarm missile at Hawaii: “It is said that it was hopeless and we have accepted our fate” – Vanessa Pilon

News 15 January, 2018
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    The false alert to the ballistic missile that shook Hawaii on Saturday, has no doubt left believing the thousands of people that their time had come. Among them, Vanessa Pilon, who ended his stay in the archipelago american.

    “It was pretty paniquant. I think I have experienced moments of the most frightening of my life,” said the moderator, Monday morning, on the airwaves of LCN.

    “It was on our day of departure after a two-week vacation on the island of Kauai, which is an island fairly isolated, little developed. We listened to the music, it was not really on our phones and there are at this alert has sounded very loud in the speaker.”

    The Quebec admits to having been caught off guard by the events and not have known how to react.

    “At the time, we didn’t know what to do. We were told to put us to the shelter, but it was very isolated, we were on vacation away from it all. Around us, there were people who had contacted 911 and they said we had to go to the hospital, which was at 1h30 drive. It is known that a ballistic missile it does effect quite quickly, so we just said that it was hopeless and that there was not really a way to find shelter somewhere. It has a little accepted our fate and, for a few minutes, it was only said that he had to wait and hope for the best.”

    Resigned, Vanessa Pilon has finally turned to social media in the hope to learn more about what was happening.

    “We hang on to a little to anything because the only hope you have left, is that this is false,” she explains.

    If, after a couple of minutes, the rumor that the alert is a human error has run, it took 38 minutes before the authorities confirm it with a second alert message.

    “I realized the extent to which it was not prepared for this kind of situation that is not our reality,” concludes Vanessa Pilon.