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New Jersey mistakenly sends out nuclear power plant warning

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NEW JERSEY – Residents in certain parts of New Jersey mistakenly received a warning that probably scared them out of their wits.

An emergency alert for a Nuclear Power Plant Warning was sent out Tuesday night for Cumberland and Salem Counties.

However, before things descended into utter panic, the state's Office of Emergency Management tweeted out the message was an accident and there was no emergency.

"You may have seen this message on your TV tonight," the post read. "There is NO emergency. This message went out in error."

An investigation is underway to determine how the alert was accidentally sent.