Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What Absolutely, Positively You Should NOT Do When a Tornado Threatens

This blog warned people in Kansas City they were at risk of a tornado shortly after 8 o'clock this morning (scroll down). I gave up a couple of hours of my evening to make sure people in the Greater Kansas City area had the information they needed on the two major storms in the area. The NWS issued a tornado watch well before the first tornado and, as far as I can tell, they issued a tornado warning before the first damage occurred.

Here is what the KSHB-TV helicopter captured earlier this evening as a tornado made its way across Lees Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City (via Twitter).
If you are interested in what happened, you can scroll down and follow the coverage from shortly after the watch was issued. I commend my colleagues in KC in the NWS and on television for a job well done.

Of course, meteorologists do what we do in order to save lives. As a meteorologist, I watch this and want to

weep.

It is extremely discouraging to listen to these people whooping and hollering rather than seeking shelter when the tornado comes close. I post this video as an example of what not to do.

1 comment:

  1. Idiots. Lucky they didn't get hit by some of that debris flying through the air.

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