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O.C. finds glitch in Tsunami warning system

March 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Orange County officials have discovered some glitches in the county's tsunami early warning system. The warning system is called "Alert O-C."Officials discovered the problems last weekend when they tried to warn residents about a possible tsunami following the Chile quake. The reverse 9-1-1 system was only able to reach about one-third of the homes and businesses it was supposed to notify.

Officials say the system was overloaded. Most of the calls went through on a second try. However, 60,000 people never got the instructions.

Emergency officials say it's important to register your home phone and cell phone numbers in order to receive the alerts.


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