TN Emergency Management: Go ahead and panic

Go ahead and an panic now - TNEMA

This involved my phone blaring that warning alert during a meeting and me struggling to shut it up before noticing that message.

Vague warning to be sure. I looked outside, saw nothing, went to the only source of information listed and got a failure to connect to their website. This must be armageddon.

There was no info on news sites, although most were painfully slow to load, probably because nobody could get to the mentioned website. The world was ending and the internet shutting down due to overload of people trying to find out what was happening.

It turns out this was all part of a national preparedness month, and what we evidently should prepare for is vague warnings and a government website that is completely incapable of handling any sort of traffic.

Go ahead and an panic now - TNEMA

Go ahead and an panic now - TNEMA

It does appear that the TN Emergency Management Agency’s website is not prepared to handle traffic from their false alarms, which seems to be my main takeaway from this other than that I should probably now leave my phone elsewhere when in meetings as silenced o not you get these alarms.

So anyway, if you’re in TN and still getting these (which some people are judging by my FB feed,) world’s not ending, their website is down, TNEMA looks like tools and should prepare their website a little bit more in the event that it was actually needed.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.