Representatives from the National Weather Service are saying “oops” after sending an alarming message Wednesday morning to Shreveport residents warning them of a possible radiation hazard.
NWS representatives say what was supposed to be a routine NOAA Weather Radio Test was inadvertently transmitted as an erroneous Radiological Hazard Warning.
At 11 am, the Shreveport National Weather Service says someone erroneously and inadvertently transmitted the routine communications test under an incorrect header that triggered the Specific Area Message Encoder to display an incorrect Radiological Hazard Warning. The correct communications test message was rebroadcast at 11:10 am with the proper Routine Weekly Test. Continue reading