Floridians were rudely awakened at 4:45 a.m. Eastern Thursday morning. An Emergency Alert test was sent to many people's phones, jolting many awake. "TEST - This is a TEST of the Emergency Alert System. No action is required," the alert said. The good news — the test worked. The bad news... The loud alarm associated with these types of emergency alerts caused many to wake up much earlier than planned. And, according to FDEM, it was sent by mistake. Now Florida Emergency Management has ended the contract with the software company.
Here's some reaction by residents after the early morning alarm. CLICK HERE