Residents of Lake Worth, Florida thought “The Walking Dead” came to life over the weekend - when a power outage was accompanied by an emergency alert ...warning of zombies. The false alarm was sent out on Sunday warning of a “power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus.” As “Walking Dead” fans know, Terminus is the fictional city on the show.
"There are now far less than seven-thousand-three-hundred-eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity," the notice offered. "Restoration time uncertain." Officials have been looking into what appears to be a prank and so far they’ve ruled out an employee or former employee as the suspect. It was most likely a system hack.
Ben Kerr communications specialist for Lake Worth says, "I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message." And by the way? While 7,880 customers were affected by the power outage, electricity was restored in 27 minutes.