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The Springdale, AR emergency notification system Issues Tsunami warning

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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:13 AM
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Funny thing happened for a completely land locked area in northern Arkansas Tuesday night with people receiving a tsunami text message warning due to bad coding in the emergency alert system. I about fell-out laughing when one of my friends up there forwarding the text message warning he received.

www.arkansasonline.com...Link To News Article


The Springdale emergency notification system came back online Wednesday after it was taken down due to a large number of erroneous warnings, including a warning about a tsunami.

The system sent out text messages and emails for all National Weather Service warnings in the United States to a small group that had signed up for weather warnings between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The warnings went out after a mistake was made during an update to the database. A line of computer code that included the location affected by warnings was not copied back to the program, according to Mayor Doug Sprouse.




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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:18 AM
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Bet there were a lot of wide-eyed people in AR that night, many of them probably scrambling to get on ATS



ETA: Kinda sorta reminds me of the morning we woke up here in Atlanta to the news that Russia was invading Georgia. I have to admit, I looked out the window to see if there were any tanks on the ground or fighter jets in the air.

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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:28 AM
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oh i dunno
i would have thought ARKansas and rising water go together like kids and kam



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:38 AM
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April fools was 5 days ago.

Talk about slow off the draw.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:43 AM
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I would have been thinking...man that must be one kick ass tsunami to reach all the way to us!!!!



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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watchitburn
April fools was 5 days ago.

Talk about slow off the draw.

This is 100% legitimate I have personal friends who received the notification.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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Okay. I couldn't resist..I had to look it up. Average elevation in Arkansas is 200 meters and it's 240 miles from the Gulf Coast...

Poor Louisiana....

I mean, the Biblical wall of water would already have washed that whole state into the Gulf before Arkansas had to worry, right?

...errr...talk about an epic OOPS.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:47 AM
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~Lucidity
Bet there were a lot of wide-eyed people in AR that night, many of them probably scrambling to get on ATS



ETA: Kinda sorta reminds me of the morning we woke up here in Atlanta to the news that Russia was invading Georgia. I have to admit, I looked out the window to see if there were any tanks on the ground or fighter jets in the air.

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please tell us that is a joke....being from California, I've heard all the stereotypes we here in this state have to put up with from the rest of the nation. this would just reinforce the notion that Georgians are a bunch of dumb-ass nose-picking goobers......no offense, of course

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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:49 AM
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I didn't mean your OP.

I meant whoever issued the warning.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:52 AM
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watchitburn
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I didn't mean your OP.

I meant whoever issued the warning.

[IMG]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/buickgntuner/tsunami2-1.jpg[/I MG]
Oh okay my bad.

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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 06:58 AM
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Wrabbit2000
Okay. I couldn't resist..I had to look it up. Average elevation in Arkansas is 200 meters and it's 240 miles from the Gulf Coast...

Poor Louisiana....

I mean, the Biblical wall of water would already have washed that whole state into the Gulf before Arkansas had to worry, right?

...errr...talk about an epic OOPS.

Yeah thats a neat new trick even more amazing is the Tsunami warning actually originated from Hawaii so that is one epic tsunami!!!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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it isn't really about arkansas' elevation:
the water would be coming in so strong because the next higher state really sucks
eerrr...
either that or they were having a straw poll...

having said that, im all for next higher states....


oh did i forget to mention after the ARK in arkansas joke the rest of the word is Kansas
as in "we are not in ******* anymore"
Id be on tornado watch if i was you
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:05 AM
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jimmyx

~Lucidity
Bet there were a lot of wide-eyed people in AR that night, many of them probably scrambling to get on ATS



ETA: Kinda sorta reminds me of the morning we woke up here in Atlanta to the news that Russia was invading Georgia. I have to admit, I looked out the window to see if there were any tanks on the ground or fighter jets in the air.

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please tell us that is a joke....being from California, I've heard all the stereotypes we here in this state have to put up with from the rest of the nation. this would just reinforce the notion that Georgians are a bunch of dumb-ass nose-picking goobers......no offense, of course

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What are you on about?

If you wake up and hear local news saying Russia is invading Georgia and you live in Georgia, first of all of COURSE you are going to do a double take.

Man, take a pill with pineapple about your stereotype BS. No offense, of course. *rolls eyes

And by the way I'm from NY.
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posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:29 AM
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(GASP!)

You mean? Oh.. goodness...

All those Western states.... (sad sigh)...Oh the humanity... I'd just been taking the closest water but I'm sure glad it was just an epic oops!

Seriously tho... I guess it happens. I seem to recall a few real wacky and poorly timed emergency type messages over the years. It never seems to happen when no one is looking, on some stupid message which no one would care about, huh? It always seem to be something that gets the eyes bugging out before finding it was a goof.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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Yeah and I thought me moving out here from California would prevent such craziness....guess I was way off on that lol. All those whales surfing across the US must have been one hell of a show! I know we like artificial bodies of water here but this is taking it a bit far me thinks.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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yeah funny stuff but you know what

these days, I just ain't in a funny mood regarding all that



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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LOL I saw this as well....who knew us Arkansans even had this type of warning system! LOVE IT!



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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Lmm2004
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LOL I saw this as well....who knew us Arkansans even had this type of warning system! LOVE IT!

Come on now we aren't THAT backwater here lol.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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LOL, springdale, AR. Just 40 minutes away from me. I didnt recieve anything because we have our own alert. I was blown away though a few weeks ago when an amber alert was sent, honestly it scared me when it first went off, It was a weird alarming sound, and at first had no idea where it was coming from.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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Hey big dave, I like your avatar, is that the Fort Smith, Ar air national guard in the background. I reconigze the hog on the water tower. I live in Fort Smith



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