Oopsies! Accidental tsunami warning freaks out East Coast

Oopsies! Accidental tsunami warning freaks out East Coast

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The weather site whose slogan is “welcome to superior accuracy” just sent out a false tsunami warning to its users.

On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) sent out what they’re calling a routine test message for their tsunami warning system. 

But AccuWeather’s automated scanning and dissemination of the NWS alert apparently missed the “test” portion of the message. So people on the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and in the Caribbean, who receive push alerts from AccuWeather, started their Tuesday with a freaking tsunami warning.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Oopsies! Accidental tsunami warning freaks out East Coast

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