For those people living along the Allegheny river in Forest, Warren, and Venango counties in Pennsylvania. Sometime earlier today 2/28/13, an unknown person posted a YouTube video online on Facebook simulating an EAS Emergency Warning of an imminent dam break at the Kinzua Dam in Warren County, Pa on the Allegheny River.
This video warned of a dam break within the hour and advised that anyone living within 1/2 mile of the Allegheny river bank, and in the communities of Warren, Tionesta, Tidioute, Oil City, and Rocky Grove should evacuate now.
This video that has been posted to Facebook is a fake alert. It was not put out by the EAS system. There is not now, and is not likely to be in the near future any dam break. In the event of such an occurrence, The communities which lie along the threatened areas of the river each have their emergency responses to such an incident already in place and would already be in motion to evacuate the affected areas in an orderly and safe manner.
Such an emergency alert would not be broadcast on a social network site such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or any other similar online source. In the event of such an event you would see and receive EAS Emergency alerts over such outlets as Television, Radio, Ham Radio, Phone messages from proper authorities who have such emergency systems set up, Alert calls from your child's school, etc.
Again, There is not an imminent dam break, there is no evacuation of any areas along the Allegheny river necessary at this or any time in the near future.
If you have family or friends who live in the areas mentioned in this video who may have seen this video and might easily panic, please contact them if you can and assure them that there is no emergency at this time, and the video they seen was a cruel joke, a miss guided attempt at having fun. There is no emergency, the video is not a real or an official authorized alert.
The video in question was uploaded to YouTube on Dec 2006.