Green Bay’s east side and, unintentionally, other parts of WBAY’s viewing area, were put on high alert Tuesday night after a gas leak prompted authorities to issue an emergency alert through cell phones.
Authorities intended to alert to reach fewer than 20 homes in the immediate area of a gas leak on Edgewood Drive near Hillside Lane, advising families nearby to evacuate with their pets.
But the alert went to people across the city and even other counties.
911 caller: “I just got an emergency alert on my phone about evacuating if I live near Edgewood and Hillside. I don’t know where that is in relation to where I live... Pulaski, Wisconsin.”
Dispatcher: “OK, that’s gonna be Green Bay. You’re completely fine to stay where you’re at.”