NWS Accidentally Issues Tsunami Warning for Connecticut
No need to panic.The Tsunami Warning issued Thursday morning for the Connecticut shore was a false alarm. The National Weather Service scheduled a planned test for the area Thursday morning, but accidentally issued a warning instead.
As part of a routine monthly test issued by the National Weather Service/NWS National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer Alaska...the NWS New York NY office sent a tsunami test warning message over NOAA weather radio all hazards. This transmission was sent to local emergency alert systems for possible redistribution. There is no tsunami threat at this time.
The accidental alert mentioned Fairfield County; Long Island Sound, east of New Haven; New Haven County; Middlesex County and New London County.