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Florida city warns residents of zombies during power outage

  • Residents of Lake Worth, Florida, received alert at 1.41am on Sunday notifying them of ‘power outage and zombie’ activity 
  • Alert was for residents of Lake Worth and ‘Terminus’ – a fictional city in AMC’s The Walking Dead 
  • City spokesman later posted update saying officials were investigating the bogus alert and that  ‘Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently’ 

Residents of a Florida city received a surprising text alert during a power outage on Sunday – warning them to watch out for zombies. 

A fan of the undead appeared to hijack the emergency alert system to entertain themselves at 1.41am on Sunday. 

‘Power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus. There are now far less than seven thousands three hundred and eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity. restoration time uncertain,’ it read

Terminus is a direct reference to a fictional location in the popular AMC show The Walking Dead, which at one point was the stronghold of a cannibalistic cult before it was overrun by zombies, or ‘walkers,’ in Season 5.

Blame it on the undead: Residents of Lake Worth, Florida, on Sunday received alerts saying the city has been hit by a power outage ‘due to extreme zombie activity’

Lake Worth - population 34,900 - is best known for hosting a popular annual Finnish heritage festival and the largest Octoberfest in the region

Lake Worth – population 34,900 – is best known for hosting a popular annual Finnish heritage festival and the largest Octoberfest in the region

Lake Worth city spokesman Ben Kerr later posted an update in a Facebook group dedicated to the community saying officials were investigating the bogus alert and that he wanted to ‘reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently,’ as Palm Beach Post first reported. 

Kerr says 7,880 customers lost power during Sunday’s outage, but it was restored within 30 minutes. He did not mention what really caused the incident.

Lake Worth – population 34,900 – is best known for hosting a popular annual Finnish heritage festival and the largest Octoberfest in the region. 

Cannibals' city: Alert was for residents of Lake Worth and 'Terminus' - a fictional city in AMC's The Walking Dead (pictured) 

Cannibals’ city: Alert was for residents of Lake Worth and ‘Terminus’ – a fictional city in AMC’s The Walking Dead (pictured) 

 

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