No tsunami watch issued for SF, despite alert

There is no tsunami watch issued for San Francisco and residents are not being told to evacuate Friday morning, despite reports to the contrary, according to The City’s Department of Management.

Incorrect reports of a possible tsunami for the region were posted to Twitter by the emergency department at 8:46 a.m. Friday, startling residents who were unsure whether they needed to evacuate.

“National Tsunami Warning Center has placed SF in a TSUNAMI WATCH. BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE. Check your email for more information,” the erroneous Tweet reads.

Four minutes later, the emergency department corrected that information.

“THE PREVIOUS MESSAGE WAS IN ERROR National Tsunami Warning Center has CANCELLED,” reads a follow-up Tweet from the department.

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