Alaskans Confused As NWS 'Accidentally' Issues Tsunami Warning

Just months after Hawaiian officials sent an 'ICBM Launch' false alert, sparking panic among citizens; The National Weather Service issued a 'Tsunami Warning' this morning, leaving Alaskans confused until the false alarm messages were sent out.

As BNO News reports, the incident happened just after 7 a.m. local time when a message from the Emergency Alert System appeared on TV channels in Alaska, advising that a tsunami warning was in effect.

“The National Weather Service has issued a TSUNAMI WARNING for the following counties or areas: Alaska, at 7:02 AM on May 11, 2018,” the message said.

The alert caused confusion among local residents. Jennifer Williams, the news director for KSRM, said the radio station was receiving calls from residents to ask about the warning.

The mistake happened during an internal test to determine transmission times for the dissemination of tsunami warnings, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. “We are investigating this issue,” the center said.

KTVA reports that the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center (EOC)  says they are working with the Emergency Alert System vendor and the Tsunami Warning System partners to identify why a test message was transmitted as a warning event.

Friday’s false alert did not affect the entire warning system. The warning was not sent to mobile phones in Alaska and tsunami warning sirens were not activated. As a reminder, in February, a tsunami warning was accidentally sent through third parties to a number of people along the U.S. East Coast.


ZENDOG One of We Fri, 05/11/2018 - 13:27 Permalink

She was a shit Governor, and a piss poor wife and mother.....her family is a train wreck.

She only got elected because the other guy was a bigger piece of shit.

She did nothing for Alaska......

Traitor McCain put her on the ticket because she had a slit between her legs and didn't look like Rosie O'Donnell.

Obummer would have won anyway, even if jesus christ himself was running against him....

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Endgame Napoleon ZENDOG Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:01 Permalink

Her personal life is her business, not the public business. If judged by her public accomplishments, she got Big Oil to give everyone in Alaska money. Her program is much fairer and much simpler than the typical, progressive social-engineering programs. Every man, woman and child just gets the same amount. It is based on the fact that the oil is a natural resource, belonging to all residents.

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Indo_Expat Endgame Napoleon Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:35 Permalink

The AK Permanent Fund Dividend has been disbursed to Alaskans since 1982, Palin did no more than any other governor in increasing PFD payouts and had zero to do with establishing the fund.

How do I know this? I lived in AK for thirteen years, a few in Wasilla when she was mayor. She is fucking nuts, trailer trash and so are her kids. She quit her post as Governor to grasp for power she had no hope of obtaining. A fucking quitter, loser and dumber than dogshit to boot. A real psycho, a possible next-generation Republican Nancy Pelosi minus the table manners - or any manners for that matter. Fucking shameless self-promoter, attention-seeking political floozy.

For fucks sake take a cursory stab at research before opening your yap.

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Endgame Napoleon Pernicious Gol… Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:18 Permalink

In the government agency where I worked and the one next door, at least 80% of the employees who made it to civil service status were Black. Many clocked in and out for lunch for exactly 1 hour, while leaving for hours in the afternoon on the clock. One screaming-and-worse person in a position of authority ended up on the local news, not in a puff piece to say the least. 

There were a few hard and knowledgeable workers; there always are. But, most of them were rude to the clients. Because, the programs are deeply unfair to people like government workers—making $12 per hour in awful-cubed working conditions, with an 800-person caseload, and required to have a degree—while single moms and illegal aliens, working part time to stay below the income limits for the programs, got more on average in just free food than we were paid in a week. It is still bad to be overtly rude, I think, but then, I was not a “culture fit.”

The entry-level employees in the agency next door—DCS—were paid more, but for a harder job. They do not do a good job. They have tons of complaints, but they have huge caseloads, too. According to one person who transferred to the other office, they distribute the hardest cases to the new employees, making them decide whether or not to take a child out of a home. Then they have to go with the police when they actually do it, witnessing all of the screaming, crying and protesting. One guy I know said he would rather go back to Iraq than work that job, although it pays over $30k, whereas the one I worked paid only $25k.

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PiratePiggy ted41776 Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:16 Permalink

After decades of funding the governments Emergency Broadcast System with its tests and alerts, we had a national emergency in the NYC area on 9-11 and it was nowhere to be found. Everyone tuned to cable news channels and the broadcast stations interrupted their programming with non-stop news of the event.


The result of this failure of the Emergency Broadcast System?  Expansion and increased funding, of course.


Remember this: no government officials were fired after the 9-11 snafu. Instead, they were rewarded with promotions and hired more subordinates.

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Ms No Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:54 Permalink

That spot on the west on Hawaii that talked about earlier in the week has recently moved feet.  That doesnt mean it will go but it certainly isn't good news.  They made a huge deal out of it moving centimeters towards the sea a long time ago.  If that ever happens again 300 meter tsunami for all  Hawaiian islands and 30 feet coastal US and Alaska..

Hawaii might still be worth it.  Its not like everybody isn't in danger living under a financial ticking time-bomb tyranny during grand solar minimum anyway.  Life is risk, oh well.  Better than Detroit or Burma...



Also the lava lake may subside beneath water table before long and explode.  Have a good mask because ash cakes in lungs like asbestos.  Its common sense to have mask in volcanic area.  3m particle mask can be picked up everywhere.  My asshole brother survived his paper route during St. Helens with cheesy paper mask just fine.

Rex Andrus Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

Facebook is listening to you 24/7/365.
[F9 algorithm]
Are they recording/safe-housing?
Metadata collection?
Building 8.

Collapsed Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:58 Permalink

Preparation. They know the big one is coming to the CSZ soon.  Hawaii is the precursor. Similar happened to Japan prior to 2011 earthquake.