New Jersey Accidentally Activates Nuclear Emergency Alert System

A false alarm that went out to some people’s television sets Tuesday might have scared some in New Jersey.

A nuclear power plant warning issued in Cumberland and Salem counties was sent out by mistake.

The message that was sent out said “a civil authority has issued a nuclear power plant warning for the following counties/areas.”

A short time later, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Tweeted that the emergency alert was “false.”

It said that message went out in error.

SOURCE: NBC 4 New York