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Residents of Lake Worth, Florida, received an alarming message over the weekend, a bulletin sent to city residents at 1:41 a.m. on Sunday warned of a “power outage and of a zombie alert” and “extreme zombie activity.” City public information officer Ben Kerr told Lake Worth Live. We are looking into the reports that the system mentioned zombies,” “I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. City officials were scrambling to issue assurances. In addition to Lake Worth, the message also referenced Terminus, a location in “The Walking Dead.”
Regarding last nights brief power outage posted by Wes Blackman:
The city’s public information officer, Ben Kerr followed up with this today: “7880 customers were effected, power was restored within 27 minutes. We are looking into the reports that the system mentioned zombies. Protective Relays operated as designed to isolate a fault within the boundaries of a main system Transformer. The restoration process started within 16 minutes, with full restoration occurring at 27 minutes. City officials told WPBF, the ABC station in West Palm Beach, that an alert is automatically sent during power outages, however, the message may have been hacked. They are checking the system to see if any of the other pre programed messages were altered.
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