Friday, October 25, 2013

Sirens #6. Thank You!!

At the moment, When the Sirens Were Silent, the story of failures of the warning system surrounding the Joplin tornado, is the #6 book about weather at Amazon.com. The book has been in the news this week with all of the conversations about the Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma, tornadoes.

The softcover sold out months ago (sorry!). So, we have made the ebook extremely affordable at $2.99. It is "essential reading," as one meteorologist called it this week. The above link will take you to the ebook version at Amazon. You do not need a Kindle to read it, you can read it on their free cloud reader. If you have a Nook, the price is still $2.99 and it can be purchased here.

In all of the correspondence, I was asked why I wrote Sirens. The reason is the people of Joplin have been misled as to what occurred that horrible evening.
Published the first anniversary of the tornado. Click to enlarge.
They have been told a fanciful story the tornado "formed over Joplin" which is not remotely true. I do agree Joplin was "blindsided" by the tornado.

I believed it was vital to get the truth out: The tornado was on the ground well west of Joplin. The book explains, minute-by-minute, what went wrong. Sirens endeavors to put the reader in the path of the tornado as these events unfolded.

There is a chance of tornadoes next week. Since Sirens includes the latest versions of the tornado safety rules for schools, home, and offices, now might be a good time to read this short, but gripping, book.

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