“If more people read this book, we’d all be a lot safer just from the inspiration to take weather more seriously than we do.”
— Brad Barton, Chief Meteorologist, WBAP 820AM/96.7FM DFW, Texas.
If there was ever a time to realize the importance of weather warnings, this would be it. Yet, for reasons unknown, the media feels compelled to undermine the warning system. Both of these were aired in the last 24 hours:
“Joplin was caught unaware by the tornado.” CNN Sunday evening
“The tornado occurred without warning.” Good Morning America, Monday morning
The fact is that Joplin was given a full twenty minutes of warning with wailing sirens, television stations’ wall-to-wall coverage, and NOAA weather radio. Yet there are many (admittedly anecdotal) reports of people continuing about their business as the tornadic thunderstorm bore down on the city.
Warnings will thoroughly entertain you while dispelling the long-outdated view that tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe storms are “unpredictable.” And, once you understand the system, you’ll be better equipped to protect your family and yourself.
This book might just save your life.