Ige told reporters on Monday that the reason his Twitter account was silent for 17 minutes after the alarm went out was because he didn't know his login information, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.
"I have to confess that I don't know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that's one of the changes that I've made," Ige said.
Hawaiians were sent into a panic when
Ige's communications staff members manage his social media accounts. Ige spokeswoman Cindy McMillan has said the governor had to track her down to prepare a message for the public before they could post anything, The Associated Press reports.