Alert sent out at 11 am Wednesday was a misfire | No Emergency

Source: @NWSShreveport Twitter
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - An Emergency Alert System misfire startled some people watching TV in some areas Monroe and some owners of weather radios.

According to the National Weather Service, a Radiological Hazard Warning alert went out at 11 am Wednesday.

Shortly after the warning went out, the National Weather Service in Shreveport tweeted saying that the alert was triggered mistakenly by someone during an EMS test. They say there is no warning in effect.

Again, the EMS warning was triggered by an emergency agency. The alert was not triggered on KNOE and KNOE did not run the alert. According to callers, the alert did go out to MeTV in Monroe and some weather radios.