Here is the headline:
With yesterday being the first anniversary of the giant tornado outbreak, many media outlets are reporting a study by the Centers for Disease Control that purports to show that "most" tornado victims were warned.
But, does it?
You never know whether this is faulty media reporting or a flawed study. But, since this is being reported in so many places, lets look at the numbers as reported by MSNBC.
If 105 were warned out of 255 deaths, that is 41%, hardly a "majority." Put in context, that is a very low number.
In the case of the Greensburg, Kansas, tornado in 2007 99% were warned.
I suspect the explanation for the low percentage of people knowing the storm was coming was the power failures caused by the two lines of thunderstorms that moved through the region in the hours before the killer tornadoes formed.