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Emergency Broadcast Test Mistakenly Calls For Evacuation

Despite what residents may have seen on television, the state of Connecticut was not ordered evacuated on Tuesday. State emergency management officials said a worker entered the wrong code during the weekly test of the emergency alert system, leading television viewers and radio listeners to believe that the state was being evacuated. “Civil authorities have issued an immediate evacuation order for all of Connecticut, beginning at 2:10 p.m. and ending at 3:10 p.m.,” a message that scrolled across television screens read. “There is absolutely no evacuation or state emergency,” said Kerry Flaherty, of the Office of Emergency Management. “It was an erroneous message.” Full Story

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