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This is why you saw a civil emergency message on WAAY 31 Wednesday night

Madison County emergency management explains why a civil emergency message was broadcast Wednesday night.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 8:32 PM
Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 6:44 PM

The Madison County Emergency Management Agency is shedding light on why broadcast stations aired a civil emergency message Wednesday night.

Emergency managers say the state emergency management agency in Clanton sent the message as an error.

The message was displayed at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday, and it was scheduled to last until 7:52 p.m.

State emergency managers say the message was supposed to be an internal test, and they apologize for any confusion it created.

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