2018 Tescott, Kansas, Tornado
We take the tornado warning system for granted. It saves hundreds of lives year and, in a year with more tornadoes than average, it saves thousands. But, what happens when the tornado warning system experiences a rare failure? What can we learn? How can we protect our homes and family?
When the Sirens Were Silent is the story of the 2011 Joplin Tornado -- the worst single tornado since the warning system began in the 1950's. The horrific death toll -- 161 -- was hugely inflated due to the deficiencies of the warnings that day. You can read the Washington Post's review here. Because of the importance of the subject, I priced the ebook at just $2.99 because I want people to read and learn so nothing like this ever happens again.