Guam radio stations accidentally give nuclear warning

Guam's Homeland Security officials had to calm fears after two radio stations accidentally broadcast civil danger warning messages in the overnight.

The Office of Civil Defense blamed the emergency alert on "human error."

In a statement the office said:  "The unauthorized test was NOT connected to any emergency, threat or warning. GHS/OCD has worked with KSTO to ensure the human error will not occur again. There is no scheduled test of the EAS or All Hazards Alert Warning System sirens today."

The office says there is no change to the threat level as it continues to monitor the recent events surrounding North Korea and their threatening actions.

“Residents and visitors are reminded to remain calm, even with the continued unconfirmed reports throughout the media,” stated George Charfauros, Guam Homeland Security Advisor. “Remember there is no change in threat level, we continue business as usual and know there are U.S. Department of Defense capabilities in place. We continue communication with our federal and military partners and have not received official statement warranting any concern for imminent threat to Guam or the Marianas.”

Emergency officials have released emergency information because of the heightened tensions, including fact sheets on how to shelter in place.

The office also said some power outages Tuesday were not connected and were for emergency repairs.

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