False evacuation warnings freaks out L.A.

Just as fires become a dominant problem in dry California, this happen!

An evacuation notice that popped up on television Wednesday telling residents to “immediately” evacuate Los Angeles was broadcast in error, a sheriff’s office said.

Viewers in Ventura County were watching TV when programming was interrupted to show the message: “Emergency alert system. A civil authority has issued an IMMEDIATE EVACUATION NOTICE for the following counties or areas.” The list included Los Angeles, Eastern North Pacific Ocean, and Port Conception to Guadalupe. It is not yet known how many viewers received the alert.

Authorities quickly issued a release that their warnings should not be heeded ..