The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Glitch scrambles Oregon thunderstorm warning

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
HERMISTON, Ore. — Hermiston residents with tone alert radios activated for any emergencies at the Umatilla Chemical Depot may have been puzzled by a message just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The Tri-City Herald reports that the National Weather Service tried to send a warning on tone alert radios that a severe thunderstorm was approaching. The radios also are used for severe weather warnings.
For an unknown reason, the message residents received was a long silence followed by a few words in Spanish.
Umatilla County Emergency Management stresses there was no emergency at the depot.
The agency and the Weather Service office in Pendleton are working to figure out the cause of the glitch.
(Information from Tri-City Herald)
Story tags » Weather

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar