Suffolk County Emergency Officials wanted to warn Fire Island about a Hermine voluntary excavation order, but unfortunately the part of the that message that made it to television screens was the part saying that an evacuation had been ordered, not the parts about it being voluntary and just for Fire Island.
Whelp, what are you gonna do?
Chief of Communication Gregory Miniutti of Suffolk County’s Department of Fire and Rescue admitted that the errant message, “Caused obvious and expected questioning.”
Oh well, at least it wasn’t an emergency-emergency. You never want to rely on FEMA for those.