Hey Connecticut, watch out for the tsunami! (Thinkstock)
Hey Connecticut, watch out for the tsunami!
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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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COMMENTS (127)
  • calis-3-bar
    10/01/2015 - 12:53 a.m.

    The National Tsunami warning center is in Alaska opposed to being in Connecticut because, as the article states, "There are no records showing that a tsunami has ever hit Connecticut." If there are no records of a tsunami ever hitting Conecticut, there is no reason to have a tsunami warning center there as tsunamis aren't a threat in that part of the world. In Alaska, however, a tsunami has occurred, so it is needed more in Alaska than it is in Conecticut. I thought this article was interesting, as I found it odd that such a big mistake could be made about such an important issue. Tsunamis are serious, so a false warning could cause unnecessary panic that could lead to a disaster beyond the tsunami. This article interested me, and I enjoyed reading it.

  • chrisg-gon
    10/01/2015 - 09:53 a.m.

    because connecticut never had tsunami before

    • jadaj-gon
      10/01/2015 - 10:16 a.m.

      THEIR IS A POSSIBLE CHANCE THEY COULD

    • savannahm-gon
      10/01/2015 - 10:18 a.m.

      i agree with u have u seen mine

    • esmif-gon
      10/01/2015 - 10:24 a.m.

      there is a posable chance

    • johnr-gon
      10/01/2015 - 11:58 a.m.

      Connecticut had never been hit by a Tsunami because they had no alert

  • esmif-gon
    10/01/2015 - 09:53 a.m.

    cause the connecticut says the alert ran on sevrel connecticut stations

  • mariom-gon
    10/01/2015 - 09:54 a.m.

    becuase they are the ones that look for tsunani

  • siaram-gon
    10/01/2015 - 09:54 a.m.

    so they can warn Connecticut

    • jadaj-gon
      10/01/2015 - 10:17 a.m.

      HOW CAN THEY WARN THEM IF THEIR ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE WORLD

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