Residents of the Florida city who received alerts in regards to a power outage were also cautioned to look for zombies.
The Palm Beach Publish reported that Lake Worth residents received the content throughout a power outage on Sunday. The alert cautioned of the “power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus”, the second a mention of the a town within the hit Television show The Walking Dead.
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The alert, sent right before 2am local time, stated greater than 7,000 customers lost power “due to extreme zombie activity”.
The Palm Beach Publish
BREAKING: Lake Worth falsely transmits out ‘zombie’ alert during power outage https://t.co/LJOVesWFVU pic.twitter.com/7D5HPQovga
May 21, 2018
A town spokesman, Ben Kerr, later published a Facebook message saying officials were investigating the bogus alert and the man desired to “reiterate that Lake Worth doesn’t have any zombie activity currently”.
Kerr stated 7,880 customers lost power, however it was restored within half an hour. He didn’t mention what really caused the outage.