Wong explained how he didn’t really understand the suggestion to find shelter, given there aren’t many basements and that he’s heard a missile would just be “wipe out” the island. Asked what the protocol is for residents when they receive an alert like the false one, Wong said, calmly:
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Kolten Wong did not get the alert as he ate breakfast in St. Louis.
“They said the whole beach started panicking,” Kolten Wong said. “Guys were freaking out. Throwing their poles. Throwing everything. Guys were storming off the beach. Just freaking out. What else are you going to do? A missile is supposed to come and take out the whole island. It was insane.”