TULSA, Okla. - An Oklahoma woman working in Hawaii for the past few months was there Saturday when a false ballistic missile alert was issued, causing worry and confusion across the state.
Allison Hassler, a Booker T. Washington High School graduate, talked to FOX23's Lynn Casey over FaceTime Saturday night.
"It felt scary, you know. But it also felt like, I don't know if something really big is coming at you if there's a whole lot you can really do," Hassler said.
She said that she and others were startled when they realized they didn't really know what to do in that situation. However, being from Oklahoma gave her some experience with needing to take shelter.
"You know, I'm an Okie. You think of the tornado warnings that we've all prepped for. Finding the center of your house or something like that. But honestly, I don't know what you do when you think a missile is coming for an island," Hassler said.
Even though the mishap created a lot of fear, it did help people realize they needed a plan.
Watch FOX23 Lynn Casey's interview with Hassler here:
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