Malfunction Triggered Manasquan Tsunami Warning Tuesday Morning
I think it's safe to say at this point that 2020 has really put us through the wringer and just about nothing would be a surprise at this point.
I mean, there's even an asteroid headed in our direction in the days around Election Day 2020
That's actually not a joke, although the chances of it actually hitting us are microscopic. But still, thanks, 2020!
All of this is to say that you couldn't fault residents of Manasquan for momentarily thinking that a tsunami might actually be on the way when warning sirens went off on Tuesday morning.
The good news is that no, there isn't a wave on its way to wipe out one of our premiere beach towns, local officials are chalking it up to a malfunction of the borough's emergency siren system.
The Manasquan Borough Police Department took to their official Facebook page to ease residents' fears shortly after the incident this morning:
This of course shouldn't take away from the fact that there could be rocky weather on the way for the Jersey Shore.
In fact, shortly before publication of this article The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of New Jersey as a cold front marches toward the hot and humid system that has been sitting over us.
There are also a pair of tropical storm and hurricane systems that everybody is keeping an eye on to our southwest as well.
We'll of course keep you up to date with any severe weather that's headed our way, but rest assured that a tsunami is not one of them.