- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - The fire chief in Kodiak, Alaska, is apologizing to residents for Thursday’s accidental triggering of the tsunami alert sirens.

KMXT reports (https://is.gd/mAIwWj ) that Fire Chief Rome Kamai says the false alarm happened as the fire department was conducting a routine test of its system for recalling off-duty firefighters if they are needed in an emergency. Kamai says a supervisor setting up that test accidentally included the tsunami signal information as well and a computer program sent both.

Kodiak police quickly notified the public radio station that the sirens were a false alarm.

The fire chief says his department is taking steps to make sure the glitch doesn’t happen again.

The tsunami sirens are typically tested at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kodiak.

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Information from: KMXT-FM, https://www.kmxt.org


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