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Two things happened for sure today in New Jersey. 1) Two counties of people had heart attacks, and 2) Someone lost their job.
On Tuesday, a nuclear power plant warning was sent out in New Jersey by mistake. The two counties Cumberland and Salem were the recipients of the accidental drill and its safe to say that panic may have ensued for a short time.
The message that was sent out said “a civil authority has issued a nuclear power plant warning for the following counties/areas,” reports ABC 4 New York.
Quickly after the warning flashed on television screens, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management tweeted that the emergency alert was “false.”
***FALSE EMERGENCY ALERT*** You may have seen this message on your TV tonight.There is NO emergency. This message went out in error #ReadyNJ pic.twitter.com/qzh0l9rZ03
— NJOEM???????? (@ReadyNJ) May 24, 2017
The reactions on social media weren’t all too happy.
This needs to be investigated and the findings communicated. This is one thing you guys can't get wrong…Period!!!
— Roman Realty (@RomanRealtyNJ) May 24, 2017
How can this happened ? Huge mistake!
— ???????????????????????????????? (@tstorm4eva) May 24, 2017
@MikeFOX29 did you see this? SoJo peeps scared shitless over "error" from some "civil authority" Tuesday night. No word on how it happened.
— Mo Xie (@M0X1) May 24, 2017
Some commenters however, threw on their tin foil hats over the incident, claiming it may have been a “test run” to see how the populous would react.