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Power Through Fear: False Alarm, Connecticut Not Being Evacuated

False Alarm, Connecticut Not Being Evacuated
Er, right, how many times have they cried wolf? And then it is usually a false flag. Operation Oil Grab as usual. Next victims: Iran and Venezuela.


False Alarm, Connecticut Not Being Evacuated

Connecticut emergency management officials have apologized for an erroneous message sent to state broadcasters today saying an evacuation of the state had been ordered.

State emergency management officials believe someone pressed the wrong button.

Instead of running a test of the emergency alert system, midday television viewers and radio listeners were told that the state was being evacuated.

"There is absolutely no evacuation or state emergency," said Kerry Flaherty, of the Office of Emergency Management. "It was an erroneous message."

The department was investigating how the alert was sent.

Officials said it is manually released to broadcasters.

The error prompted Gov. M. Jodi Rell to issue a statement reassuring residents.

"We are looking into the circumstances and will take every step necessary to make certain this type of problem does not reoccur in the future," she said.

State police said they received no calls related to the erroneous alert.

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