BALTIMORE, MD — A text warning that a tsunami could be headed to the East Coast was sent in error Tuesday morning, causing panic for some before emergency officials identified the alert as a mistake.
The alert was sent by the National Weather Service and was received by subscribers from South Carolina up to Connecticut, the service said in a tweet.
Tweets from the National Weather Service office in Baltimore and from AccuWeather quickly informed receivers that it was a test and there was no tsunami threat.
NO current Tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat for the U.S. East Coast – Please refer to https://t.co/dMiHN7LFjw and @NWS_NTWC for up to date information.— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) February 6, 2018
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.— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) February 6, 2018
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