Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Vital Importance of the Tornado Warning System

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.

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