Monterey Park found itself trending on
The city’s Fire Department sent out an emergency alert notification to thousands of people at 2:14 p.m. The alert caused a loud buzz on cellphones. It's the latest in a new emergency response system that uses push message to cellphones to get the word out about issues such as
But the test caught many off-guard. Some took to social media to complain, poke fun and inquired about where Monterrey Park is on the map.
"Did anyone else get this along with a blaring alarm? I'm not even NEAR Monterey Park!" Jessie Slipchinsky wrote on Twitter.
Another person said the alert intrurupted a school test.
Monterey Park is a city 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It's unclear how many people received the alert. The