Tornado Sirens Giving Way To New Warning Technology

Tornado Sirens - USA Today

Smartphones' GPS technology allows alerts to push out in specific geographic areas.

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    07/11/2018 - 7:01 am | View Link
  • Sirens can go off for reasons other than a tornado warning
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    06/16/2018 - 11:39 pm | View Link
  • Local tornado sirens fail test; disconnected wires to blame
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    05/6/2018 - 2:01 am | View Link
  • Sirens to sound at 10am for tornado drills in Missouri and Illinois
    It’s the annual tornado drill in Missouri and Illinois. The warning sirens will sound at 10am, giving everyone the chance to prepare as if it were an actual emergency. Students will learn how to shelt...
    03/6/2018 - 1:32 am | View Link
  • An in-depth look into why Tulsa’s sirens didn’t activate during destructive tornado that injured dozens
    In an ideal situation, the National Weather Service’s radar system will detect a probable tornado before it appears, giving local officials enough ... An outpouring of confusion and anger as to why Tu...
    08/12/2017 - 9:04 am | View Link
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    07/12/2018 - 1:48 am | View Website
  • Emergency Management | Hinds County, Mississippi
    Emergency Preparedness Courses. I. Tornado Spotter Course. A one and one-half hour course conducted by a member of the U.S. Weather Service using films, slides, and lecture.
    07/9/2018 - 9:47 pm | View Website
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    07/9/2018 - 1:41 pm | View Website
  • Minn. Native Leading Weather Warning Revolution |
    The nation's top meteorologists are working to improve tornado lead time by eventually giving people up to an hour of warning ...
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