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There is nothing to see here..go back to your homes

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by buckeyefool, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    I think the most alarming part about this is that the police didn't get any phone calls from concerned residents.

    Mistake Calls for Evacuation of Conn.
    <!-- IMAGE -->February 01, 2005 6:16 PM EST
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite what residents may have seen on television, the state of Connecticut was not ordered evacuated Tuesday.

    State emergency management officials believe someone pressed the wrong button, and instead of running a test of the emergency alert system, midday television viewers and radio listeners were told that the state was being evacuated.

    "There is absolutely no evacuation or state emergency," said Kerry Flaherty, of the Office of Emergency Management. "It was an erroneous message."

    The department was investigating how the alert was sent. Officials said it is manually released to broadcasters.

    The error prompted Gov. M. Jodi Rell to issue a statement reassuring residents.

    "We are looking into the circumstances and will take every step necessary to make certain this type of problem does not reoccur in the future," she said.

    State police said they received no calls related to the erroneous alert.
  2. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Except a tsunami of Atlantian proportions, what type of disaster would actually merit the need to evacute the entire state of Connecticut? I know it is a small state, but 5000+ square miles is still a large area.
  3. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    I don't know, but I bet the message originated in Bristol.
  4. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    thats the other thing I found funny that evidently there is a preprogrammed button for this.
  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    ESPN moving to Rhode Island.
  6. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I would guess someone could get really pissed off at ESPiN and threaten to nuke the whole state. Seeing that flash across the TV would make you look twice.
  7. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Berman, Taylor and May won't all fit.

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