"TSUNAMI WATCH," the alert sent out at 8:46 a.m. stated. "BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE."

I started the evacuation with my bowels, and went from there, but fortunately, I didn't get too far. In fact, I doubt anyone did: The City’s Department of Management confirmed to the Examiner that it was just an oopsies on the part of the National Tsunami Warning Center. Four minutes later, the warning was retracted.

SFGate is on the case, calling the alert an instance of "crying wolf." Wait, there's a wolf? Where! Oh, wrong text, srry.