Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake Worth Electric Utility: “Was the system hacked or just a dumb joke?”

See the breaking news by Post reporter McKenna Ross below. Would you like a T-shirt to memorialize this day when news about zombies in this little City of Lake Worth went viral all over the planet? Then click on this link to see the T-shirts available on Amazon.

Yours Truly, Wes Blackman, got quoted in the Sun Sentinel by reporter Tonya Alanez who called about a Tweet I sent out following the Zombie Alert:

Lake Worth warned its residents early Sunday morning to beware of “extreme zombie activity.”
     The zombie alert, sent at 1:41 a.m., was embedded within an alert meant to inform residents of a power outage. . . . The alert had a resident, Wes Blackman, asking: “Was the system hacked or just a dumb joke?”

Here is that Tweet:

And here is the breaking news from reporter McKenna Ross at The Palm Beach Post datelined Monday, May 21st:

LAKE WORTH — A city power outage alert in Lake Worth on Sunday caused concern in residents for its mention of zombies.
     That’s correct. Zombies.
     The message was sent during a power outage at about 1:45 a.m., but it also warned of “zombie alert for Lake Worth and Terminus,” potentially referencing the city in the zombie TV show “The Walking Dead.”
     “There are now far less than seven-thousand-three-hundred-eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity,” the notice said.

and. . .

     “I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message.”
     According to the post, Kerr said 7,880 customers were affected and that power was restored within 27 minutes.