NWS: No tsunami threat despite warning alert

07 February, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • The Times-Picayune

People all along the eastern seaboard of the United States reportedly received the warning, which various regional NWS offices were quick to discount as false. "There are no tsunami warnings in effect at the current time". The weather service is looking into it. "Repeat, a Tsunami Warning is not in effect", the NWS in Charleston, South Carolina tweeted.

Warnings about tsunamis, also known as tidal waves or seismic sea waves, are typically sent after an natural disaster in or near an ocean or large lake.

AccuWeather, a popular app that transmitted the message, tweeted that there was no threat to the East Coast and clarified that it was just a test.

Frank said he would refer people to tsunami.gov for further information, and right now there is no threat for a tsunami anywhere on the coast.

'I'm 2 old to be getting a false #tsunami warning alert on my phone, ' one Twitter user wrote at the conclusion of the ordeal.

"The test tsunami message was not disseminated to the public via any communication channels operated by the National Weather Service". The Upton office does not send out such messages, but just acknowledges them, he said. People across the East and Gulf Coasts received the erroneous push alerts on their phones.

The false alarm came less than a month after a ballistic missile urgent alert was accidentally sent in Hawaii.

Last week, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said the employee that sent the alert had been fired, and the top two civilian officials resigned in a shakeup stemming from the scare.

Turns out the text alerts that were sent out were actually part of a test that conveniently forgot to mention it was a test.



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