Thursday, October 4, 2018

Want to Know More About Storm Warnings?

With the threat of floods and the WEA controversy,
these books are especially timely!
Warnings is the gripping story of the storm warning system and the courageous scientists to developed it. Warnings is all true and written in the form of a novel. It has a 5-Star rating. 

You can read all of the reviews here
If the review is clipped on your screen, click it to read it. 

And, my book about the Joplin tornado and how the warning system
tragically failed that Sunday leading to the deaths of 161 precious lives.
From one of the survivors:
"Mr. Smith's timeline and reporting of the warnings received is spot-on. 
The book is a short read but it makes his points clearly 
understandable. My son and I are alive because of my own gut instinct 
that came from living in Joplin since I was nine. Neither the Joplin 
emergency management nor the NWS played any role...

...I do remember that I was switched over to a TWC show that I had no 
interest in watching that offered a written scrolling warning at the bottom 
of my TV screen. What I read was that the storm was travelling 
northeast and that Carl junction was in its path. Despite the reassur-
ance from TWS and NWS I did what I always did in bad weather, go 
judge for myself. There were NO sirens when my son and I took shelter 
at our apartment complex at 21st and Connecticut. There was only 
gray skies, weird vibes and the sense of doom.

Another factor that I believe played a role in the number of deaths is 
the simple fact that it was a warm late Sunday afternoon in a small city 
surrounded by smaller communities. People come to Joplin to shop, 
eat, go to the movies, etc. When looking at the long list of obituaries 
well after the storm, I thought it was notable that many of the deaths 
were of people who lived outside of town. I wonder how many were 
killed in businesses they were seeking shelter in.

This is a well-written book and I encourage anyone who is concerned 
about the risks of tornados or who, like myself, is still trying to put 
together the pieces of what happened to us that day to read."

You will find many negative reviews of the book by people associated  
with the National Weather Service. They have yet to come to grips 
with the failure of their warnings that afternoon. But, every one of the 
survivors' reviews (the people who lived through it) are 5-star. 

The paper copies of the book sold out very quickly. I priced the ebook at 
very low price ($2.99) so everyone could read it and judge for 
themselves. To read more reviews or purchase a copy, go here

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