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National Weather Service statement on Tsunami Warning test message

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(AP/WPRI) — Some people on the East Coast got a push alert on their phones about a tsunami warning, but the National Weather Service says it was just a test.

Meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said there was a glitch Tuesday during a routine test. That meant some people received what looked like an actual warning on their phones. He says the National Weather Service is trying to sort out what happened.

Here’s a statement from the NWS:

A monthly Tsunami Warning test was issued around 8:30 a.m. by @NWS_NTWC . We have been notified that some users received this test message as an actual Tsunami Warning. A Tsunami Warning is not in effect. Repeat, a Tsunami Warning is not in effect.

Some users may have received this test from WPRI.com which automatically sends alerts from the National Weather Service.

Again, a tsunami warning is not in effect.

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