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Florida city sends out zombie alert message

May 23, 2018 | Comment icon 25 comments



Has Florida been invaded by zombies ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 sookie
Lake Worth residents were shocked to receive an alert warning them about zombies earlier this week.
The unexpected notice, which was sent at 1:45 a.m. during a power outage on Sunday morning, referred to 'extreme zombie activity' in both the Lake Worth and Terminus areas.

The complete message, which was sent in all caps, read:

"POWER OUTAGE AND ZOMBIE ALERT FOR RESIDENTS OF LAKE WORTH AND TERMINUS. THERE ARE NOW FAR LESS THAN SEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY CUSTOMERS INVOLVED DUE TO EXTREME ZOMBIE ACTIVITY. RESTORATION TIME UNCERTAIN."
Unsurprisingly, it turned out that the zombie references had been sent in error.

"We are looking into reports that the system mentioned zombies," said Lake Worth's public information officer Ben Kerr. "I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message."



Source: IFL Science | Comments (25)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by XenoFish 4 years ago
Don't go making me lose hope.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Hawkin 4 years ago
It's amazing how Hollywood movies and tv shows can affect people.
Comment icon #18 Posted by quiXilver 4 years ago
Zombies?  Folks back from the grave?  Easter was weeks ago.
Comment icon #19 Posted by ShadowSot 4 years ago
Don't worry, Florida Man took care of it. 
Comment icon #20 Posted by ChaosRose 4 years ago
That's hilarious.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
lol, that's an awesome call ! Good that no trigger happy folks there started shooting on everything that moves..
Comment icon #22 Posted by xYlvax 4 years ago
Responsible gun owners don't go shooting at everything. We aren't trigger happy and crazy over here like the movies 
Comment icon #23 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
Sorry, didn't talk about responsible gun owners, was talking about the other kind ! 
Comment icon #24 Posted by xYlvax 4 years ago
I just sounded like you think it's like the wild west over here. Lol
Comment icon #25 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
I'm not sure if some crazy bunch of guys here would do a rampage if we got a call like that... and i'm in eastern Canada. Lots of peoples are just insane.


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