Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies
People living in Lake Worth, Florida received the alarming warning on Sunday in an official alert that said the area had “extreme zombie activity.”
A bulletin sent to city residents at 1:41 a.m. warned of a “power outage” and “zombie alert”
The warning said: “Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus…there are now far less than seven thousand three hundred and eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity.”
Zombie alert in Lake Worth!!
The city sent out a zombie alert early Sunday morning.
This is the alert.
The city tells me they’re not sure how it happened.
— Ari Hait (@wpbf_ari) May 21, 2018
Florida city issues ‘Zombie Alert’ to residents during power outage
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That’s right — zombies.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Lake Worth residents received the message during a power outage Sunday.
The alert warned that more than 7,000 customers lost power “due to extreme zombie activity.”
City spokesman Ben Kerr later posted a Facebook message saying officials were investigating the bogus alert and that he wanted to “reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently.”
Kerr says 7,880 customers lost power, but it was restored within 30 minutes. He did not mention what really caused the outage.