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June 17, 2018

Vendor blamed for mistaken tsunami alert broadcast in Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:45 pm | Updated: 7:22 pm, Tue Jun 12, 2018.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A third-party vendor is being blamed for a mistaken tsunami alert broadcast on Alaska TV and radio stations last month.

Dennis Bookey, co-chair of the Alaska State Emergency Communications Committee, said that this and similar incidents suggest the format of the National Weather Service's internal testing system for tsunamis should be reviewed.

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