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Only a test: GEMA clears up confusion over 'radiological emergency'
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A statewide alert about a radiological emergency on Thursday morning was just a test, according to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

The state agency does regular testing of its emergency alert systems. A cancellation of the alert was also sent out Thursday to assure people that they did not need to be alarmed.

“Although the message stated that it was a test, we are aware that there was confusion on the part of some,” the agency said in a statement. “We have since issued a cancellation message to ensure that the public is clear that this was a test message only.”

Hall County Emergency Management said on social media Thursday that the alert did not originate in Hall.

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