David Ige declared that improving relations with despot leader Kim Jong-un is necessary to ensure that “warnings and sirens can become a thing of the past”.
He tweeted: “I encourage all of us to take stock, determine what we all can do better to be prepared in the future as a state, county and in our own households.
“We must also do what we can to demand peace and a de-escalation with North Korea so that warnings and sirens can become a thing of the past.”
The stark calls to improve relations with Kim Jong-un came after Mr Ige had labelled the Hawaiian crisis one that “most of us will never forget” that resulted in residents thinking their “worst nightmares might actually be happening” in a news conference.
He added: “Today is a day that most of us will never forget, a day that many in our community thought our worst nightmares might actually be happening, a day when many frantically tried to think about the things they would do if a ballistic missile launch would happen.
“I know firsthand that what happened today was totally unacceptable and many in our community were deeply affected by this and I’m sorry for that pain and confusion anyone might have experienced.
“I’m too very angry and disappointed this happened.”
The Governor added that routine alerts in the country would be suspended until “appropriate changes” were made.
He declared: “Routine activities will be suspended until we can implement appropriate changes.
“We have already implemented some of the changes to ensure that more than one person is involved with that.
“We definitely learned that some of the notifications, some of the sirens did not work and we need to understand what that is.
“On a going forward basis, we do intend to continue the monthly siren tests and other tests as we have done in the past.”
An automated warning telling Hawaiians to “seek immediate shelter” was sent out to phones yesterday, prompting some to scramble for cover in storm drains and others to huddle in basements.
The false alarm comes at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea, with the rogue state regularly threatening to attack America with its arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Kim Jong-un has previously said he would order a strike against the US territory of Guam, which is well within the range of its current ballistic missiles.
And Hawaii, sitting a little over half way between the hermit kingdom and mainland US, would also likely be in the range of the dictator’s long-range weapons.