As was expected, Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine took an eastbound turn yesterday, mostly missing the tri-state area. Tropical storm warnings were cancelled for the NYC region, but warnings are still in effect for Suffolk County, as high winds and coastal flooding could still be in the cards for the area. But certainly nothing so bad that it would necessitate a complete evacuation of Long Island—which is exactly what some people thought was happening this weekend.

It seems that Suffolk County emergency officials used an aspect of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's alert system for the first time since gaining access to it after Superstorm Sandy this weekend. They wanted to inform TV viewers that a voluntary evacuation had been ordered for Fire Island. Unfortunately, only the first part of the message was broadcast around 7:30 p.m. Saturday—the part that read an evacuation order had been issued.

"It caused obvious and expected questioning," Gregory Miniutto, chief of communication for Suffolk County's Department of Fire Rescue, told AP. A spokesperson for FEMA added that officials are investigating what caused the message to be shortened.

It wasn't smooth sailing on the water around the area though: a Royal Caribbean ship ("Anthem of the Seas") that left New Jersey on Sunday headed to Bermuda encountered some rough waters, to put it mildly. Numerous passengers suffered seasickness and dishes were reportedly flying around the ship's restaurants as wind gusts hit 40 MPH.