The National Weather Service (NWS) accidentally sent out a tweet Tuesday morning telling East Coast residents to be on high alert for a tsunami set to hit their cities.
The tweet was sent out to all East Coast residents, warning them to brace themselves for the impending tidal waves.
A monthly Tsunami Warning test was issued around 830 am by @NWS_NTWC . We have been notified that some users received this test message as an actual Tsunami Warning. A Tsunami Warning is not in effect. Repeat, a Tsunami Warning is not in effect #chswx #gawx #savwx #scwx
— NWS Charleston, SC (@NWSCharlestonSC) February 6, 2018
Hope this tsunami doesn’t affect my morning commute pic.twitter.com/O4Iphjirzt
— Elizabeth Wagner (@ewagss) February 6, 2018
The weather alert, however, turned out to be an error, and East Coast residents will not actually face sky-high waves that would likely decimate many of their cities.
“We are currently trying to find out how a message went out as a warning. We will update you when we find out more,” the NWS wrote, according to The Patch.
“The National Weather Service Tsunami Warning this morning was a TEST. No Tsunami warning is in effect for the East Coast of the U.S.” the NWS also tweeted Tuesday morning.
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