AccuWeather Blames National Weather Service for False Alarm Tsunami Warning

From TIME - February 7, 2018

AccuWeather says it was not responsible for Tuesday mornings mistaken Tsumani warning push notifications.

The company, which provides commercial weather forecasting services around the world, blamed the National Weather Service in a statement, saying that this is not the first time the NWS has mistakenly used actual warning codes in test alerts that ultimately resulted in real warnings being sent out.

Meanwhile, the NWS is blaming one private sector company that it says sent out the routine test message as an official tsunami warning. It did not mention AccuWeather by name.

Barry Meyers, AccuWeathers CEO, advised the NWS to change the way it issues test alert three years ago, the company said.


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