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This terrifying emergency warning popped up during primetime TV

What would you do if this happened to you?


Maria Loreto
June 4, 2017 1:59PM (UTC)

This post originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.

Last month, TV viewers from the southern area of New Jersey saw a sudden terrifying emergency warning message that interrupted their prime time scheduling. The warning included words like “nuclear power plant,” which obviously got people riled up.

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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management claimed that the warning was a training exercise and that there was no need to worry. The agency explained that the broadcast was meant to be seen by a small group of people who were participating in the exercise and that due to a coding error they ended up broadcasting the message to the whole area.

The warning was viewed by the residents of Salem County and Cumberland County, where there’s a population of 215,000 people. The Salem Nuclear Power Plant is located in that county and it’s one of the location’s main attractions.

I don’t know about the people from Salem or Cumberland, but I would’ve been super freaked out knowing that I live close to a nuclear power plant that’s entered an emergency status, whatever that means. It’s kind of a bad time to be making that sort of mistakes. You can’t kid around with anything that’s nuclear right now guys, come on.

 

 

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