The notification, which was sent shortly after 9 a.m., urged residents of Chevy Chase Canyon to “safely evacuate your home and proceed to the evacuation site” at Glendale Community College.
Minutes later, the City of Glendale tweeted, “THIS IS A DRILL: #MyGlendale is conducting an evacuation drill at Chevy Chase Canyon.”
Many people angered by the alert took to social media – first to express concern, followed by bewilderment or annoyance.
“Everyone in LA google where Chevy Chase Canyon is right now,” Marissa Monticolo tweeted.
“So stupid!” said Diana Abraham on Facebook. “He must have scared the people of that area incredibly.”
About 30 minutes after the first notification, a follow-up was sent that read, “Disregard evacuation message for Chevy Chase Canyon. Practice exercise only.”
DEVELOPMENT: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
THIS IS AN EXERCISE: #MyGlendale conducts an evacuation drill at Chevy Chase Canyon.
For those living in the Chevy Chase Canyon: Evacuate your home safely and head to the evacuation site located in parking lot B at Glendale Community College: https://t.co/zjTZ6CMN6E
— City of Glendale, CA (@MyGlendale) May 14, 2022
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