Hey Connecticut, watch out for the tsunami!
September 30, 2015
The Connecticut shoreline was briefly under a tsunami warning. But that was before the National Weather Service shared that the alert had been sent by mistake. The warning came during a routine monthly test.
The Weather Service's office in New York sent the warning Thursday morning, Sept. 24. It went to its radio and emergency alert systems. That resulted in the alert being mentioned on local broadcasts and Twitter posts. The warning was for all four coastal counties and 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 accident during a routine monthly test by the service's National Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska.
The Connecticut Broadcasters Association says the alert ran on several Connecticut stations.
There are no records showing that a tsunami has ever hit Connecticut.
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Why is the National Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska and not in Connecticut?
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