Linn County EMA investigating erroneous tornado warning message
The Linn County Emergency Management Agency is trying to figure out why a message about a tornado warning was sent after the warning had expired.
Preliminary information indicates that these messages were sent twice by the system and generated approximately 72,000 messages being sent to Linn County residents and businesses. Officials say the volume of the messages caused the delay.
The messages were apparently sent a second time due to a tornado warning map being reissued, and the system that sends the message included the devices that were already notified by the first message.
Linn County EMS says they are working with the company that sends their messages to see how it can be fixed.