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Local emergency manager responds to Hawaii's false missile alert

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Adams County emergency management agency commented on the Hawaii's false missile alert. Adams County emergency management agency commented on the Hawaii's false missile alert.
Adams County EMA said they text their alerts on a monthly bases. Adams County EMA said they text their alerts on a monthly bases.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Local emergency managers commented after Hawaii's emergency management agency sent out a false missile alert in January.

Adams County EMA Director John Simon says the Hawaii incident shows the need for good communication and coordination. He said Adams County has a plan and tests its emergency alert system every month.

"Should a mistake such as that happen or a false warning go out that we are able to quickly send the same type of message that says that it was a false activation," said Simon. "The public has an expectation and should have a comfort knowing that the emergency alert system is going to work properly."

According to Simon, if there's a true emergency, an alert will give specific instructions on what you should do to stay safe.

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