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SALEM, OR -- An emergency alert sent out Tuesday night, intended to warn Salem residents of a drinking water problem, was inadvertently sent to much of the state. The 8:50 p.m. alert read “Civil Emergency in this area until 11:28 p.m. Prepare for Action.” 

 

Agencies from the coast to the High Desert took to Twitter to reassure people there was no threat. At 9:02 p.m., the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “there is no civil emergency in Deschutes County … Please do not call 911.” Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management said there was a technical error in the drinking water alert that caused the “civil emergency” verbiage.

 

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