People in a small town in Florida were sent into a panic when an alert was issued for a zombie outbreak 3 years ago

People in a small town in Florida were sent into a panic when an alert was issued for a zombie outbreak

"And when Hell is full, the dead shall begin to make their way towards the Miami beaches..."

In the middle of a power outage in a small town in Florida, residents were also informed that there was an other, perhaps slightly more pressing problem.

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A zombie outbreak.

According to Newsweek, the power outage lasted less than 30 minutes at approximately 2am on 21 May, and that it had affected less then 8,000 people, whereas the zombie outbreak reportedly affected far less than that.

(But of course that is what they WANT you to think! #ConspiracyTheory)

Lake Worth Live, a community Facebook page, said an update from the city indicated the message was unintended.

"We are looking into reports that the system mentioned zombies," said Ben Kerr, the city’s public information officer, in the post.

"I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message."

Well. That puts our minds at ease. (insert scared-eyes emoji here)

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