Hey Connecticut, watch out for the tsunami!
September 30, 2015
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The Connecticut shore was briefly under a tsunami warning. But that was before the National Weather Service said the alert had been sent by mistake. The warning came during a monthly test.
The Weather Service's office in New York sent the warning. It went out on Sept. 24. The alert was sent to its radio and emergency alert systems. That led to the alert being shared on local broadcasts. It was also shared on Twitter posts. The warning was for all four coastal counties. It was also for part of Long Island Sound.
The Weather Service later issued a statement. It said there was no real tsunami threat. The warning was sent by mistake. It came during a routine monthly test by the service's National Tsunami Warning Center. The center is located in Alaska.
The alert ran on several Connecticut stations. That is according to the Connecticut Broadcasters Association.
There are no records that show that a tsunami has ever hit Connecticut.
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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why is the National Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska and not in Connecticut?
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