Environment Canada accidentally sent out a tornado alert to people in South-Western Ontario.
The warning was sent out a little before 9:00 am, only to be quickly cancelled a few minutes later. Environment Canada usually issues an alert before sending the panicked tornado warning.
The government later revealed that this was down to some technical malfunction after they decided to test their backup warning system.
Some meteorologists have asked whether this would diminish people's trust in weather alerts. "The damage was done," wrote one journalist.
"They were doing some testing on a backup server as we start to enter the summer weather season," said a meteorologist to Heart FM.
"Unfortunately, the backup server was also hooked into a live server as well so some of those test messages did get out onto the circuit," he added.
Further tests have been held off after this malfunction.
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