Erroneous Phone Messages Received by Citizens - No threat of Tsunami to Ventura County
4/11/2012 11:45:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
No threat of Tsunami to Ventura County
Sheriff's Administration 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, Ca.
Date & Time:
April 11, 2012 11:45 a.m.
Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
At approximately 11:00am on Wednesday April 11, 2012, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services received a report that numerous Ventura County Residents had received a telephone notification advising there was a need to evacuate the area due to the threat of a tsunami.
Ventura County is not under a tsunami watch, advisory or warning. The alert that was placed to area residents is inaccurate and appears to have originated from an outside source. The incident is currently under investigation.
Administrator Preparing Media Release:
Cynthia Elliott (805) 947-8054
Media Release Date:
Apr. 11, 2012
Patrick Maynard (805) 947-8068
Capt. Don Aguilar