Sunday, November 29, 2009

Assessment of the May 10, 2008 Killer Tornado

The Joplin Globe has an article on the assessment of the May 10, 2008 killer tornado that ripped through Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri killing 21 people. The assessment of the handling of the tornado by the National Weather Service should prove to help with future weather events that extend across jurisdictions.

Regardless of the findings, there was quite a bit of lead time with the warnings issued. I think more focus should be put on the public paying attention. Weather alert radios certainly help with that. Everyone should own one!