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No, the zombie apocalypse did not start in Florida this weekend

Contrary to popular belief.

While Florida is known for producing some pretty interesting headlines, it nearly introduced another VERY concerning headline to the world over the weekend, after residents reported they’d received alerts warning them of a zombie invasion.


Florida residents in the Lake Worth area were notified on Sunday of a power outage and warned to be on the lookout for prowling zombies. Specifically, they were warned to be aware of “extreme zombie activity.”

The power was in fact out, but the zombies were not roaming. Oops.

According to The Palm Beach Post story, Lake Worth officials posted on Lake Worth Live, a community Facebook page, to allay the zombie fears.

“We are looking into reports that the system mentioned zombies,” Ben Kerr, the city’s public information officer, said in the post.

“I want to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message.”

Still, not exactly the type of alert you want to get when you’re already dealing with the Sunday Scaries, amirite?

Probably couldn’t hurt to take some lessons from the 2009 film Zombieland and do some athletic conditioning just in case …

It snowed in Florida on Wednesday and people lost their damn minds

For the first time in nearly 30 years, white stuff fell from the sky on Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Needless to say, people were pretty excited about it.

Grayson, the winter storm that’s set to pummel the East Coast today, dropped snow in the northern part of the Sunshine State, according to Time Magazine. It stopped falling by the afternoon, but people had already taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the precipitation.