1. Other NWS offices shared similar messages Tuesday.
  2. Robert Molleda, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Miami office, told the Palm Beach Post that the transmission, which was for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, was clearly labeled as a test.

    "It says ‘test’ in the headline," Molleda told the newspaper. "It says ‘test’ twice. It even says it in Spanish.”
  3. Officials with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency told Boston 25 News that the test was sent locally through a statewide system intended only to go to state warning points and certain other government agencies.

    “This warning did not go to the public via the Wireless Emergency Alert System, but some news and weather services picked up the test message and posted it on their apps and social media sites,” MEMA officials said in a statement.
  4. AccuWeather sent out individual alerts to localities after receiving the test alert Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post reported.

    "What most people got on their cellphones was a 'push alert' that didn’t mention 'test' until after a series of clicks," the newspaper reported.
  5. The alert was mistakenly sent out while AccuWeather employees were "conducting a drill with (the company's) app," ActionNewsJax reported, citing emergency management officials in Glynn County, Georgia.
  6. AccuWeather later sent out a tweet acknowledging that the warning was a test.
  7. Officials are working to determine what caused the test to be sent as a warning.
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