On Tuesday, February 6, people woke up to an alarming tsunami test warning from their AccuWeather app. New Orleans, New York City, Houston were some of the cities affected by the test alarm.
In New Orleans, the message read, "Tsunami warning in affect for New Orleans, LA until 8:28 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service."
The National Weather Service sent a message a few hours later, saying the warning sent by AccuWeather was distributed "in error."
Of course, this sparked to some interesting responses on social media:
The current confusion came only weeks after the government of Hawaii mistakenly sent an alert warning residents of an incoming ballistic missile, an error that federal officials later said was caused by the confusion of a worker in Hawaii's emergency alert system.