The supplier of the blame for mistaken tsunami warning broadcast in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – Authorities say that a third party supplier of the fault of a faulty tsunami warning broadcast on the Alaska TV and radio stations in the last month.

Dennis Bookey, co-chair of the Alaska State Emergency Communications Committee, says this and similar incidents set the format of the National Weather Service of the internal testing of the system for tsunamis should be reviewed.

Bookey’s comments came in a written report 10 days after the incorrect warning message was broadcast on May 11. It was provided this week to The Associated Press by Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for Alaska’s emergency management division.

Zidek said improvements in the Emergency Alert System, and in this case, updated codes were not recognized.

Bookey says the software encryption issue has been resolved after it was discovered.

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