We apologize for this mistake and we are taking corrective action to ensure this does not happen again. Again, there is no emergency.
— Alabama EMA (@AlabamaEMA) December 7, 2017
Alabama EMA confirmed a “civil emergency” message that appeared on state-wide television stations around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday was transmitted accidentally during an internal test. Multiple county EMA officials confirmed on Twitter that there is no emergency.
We have received some calls about this so if you received the call or Alert it was an accidental alert by Alabama EMA. https://t.co/Br1L1veuOV
— DeKalb County AL EMA (@DeKalb_Co_EMA) December 7, 2017
For those concerned about a Civil Emergency Message sent a short time ago via TV, Alabama EMA confirmed the message was transmitted accidentally during an internal test. There is NO emergency.
— Madison County EMA (@HMCEMA) December 7, 2017
A Civil Emergency message was inadvertently transmitted during an internal test at the Alabama EMA. This was quickly cancelled; there is no emergency.
— EMAJeffersonCoAL (@EMAJeffCoAL) December 7, 2017