By: Steve Dellar | 02-06-2018 | News
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New Yorkers Woken Up By False Tsunami Warning

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Though we feel badly for the many New Yorkers that were woken roughly this morning receiving an erroneous message stating that a tsunami was on the way, we must at the same time start to wonder: with all these fake messages, is this becoming like ‘the boy who cried wolf’?

Yes, dear readers, after Hawaii’s panic which lasted a full 38 minutes and Japan’s telecom operator sending out erroneous messages (Tokyo rectified the error some 4 minutes later, you know the efficient Japanese), this morning it was the turn to New Yorkers who got a message from the National Weather service warning them a tsunami was on the way.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hope this tsunami doesn’t affect my morning commute <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Elizabeth Wagner (@ewagss) <a href="">February 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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There was no widespread panic and most immediately took to social media to ask what was going on.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">JUST IN: National Weather Service says tsunami warning sent out was erroneous <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; necn (@NECN) <a href="">February 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Similar erroneous notifications were reported shortly after all across the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

AccuWeather issued a correction notification around 9:20 am apologizing afterwards for any inconvenience caused to its users.

"Some users may have received notifications that a tsunami warning is in effect for their area. There are no tsunami warnings in effect at the current time."

"Again, there are no tsunami warnings in effect."

As stated, with all these erroneous warnings, one must start to recall of the story of the ‘boy who cried wolf.’

The well-known story concerns a young shepherd boy who, for the sake of having fun, repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his flock and calling for their help.

However, when a wolf actually does appear in the end and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are … eaten by the wolf.

So to anyone sending out these false alerts, beware of the atmosphere you are creating.


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Anonymous No. 17664 2018-02-06 : 21:38

Crying wolf is eventually going get lot people kill ….

Do we need to overhaul the emergency warning system?

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