posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 09:53 AM
Here is the fallout as of this morning.
I mentioned the Tuscaloosa / Birmingham tornado yesterday as being so violent. I watched this thing form on a live chase cam from one of our chasers
and then from various city and weather station cams in TUS and BMH. While this thing (and the Cullman tornado) was on the ground I was just
inside for everyone there to take cover. There were so many reports for hours about this area being in great danger and I know the
warning sirens were BLASTING for 10 minutes up to half hour in the areas it hit. People had plenty of warning yet - here is a video of the tornado as
it came into Tuscaloosa taken by a man from the inside of the stadium at the University. Note what he says about 'not knowing what was going on'. It
is unbelievable video and unbelievable that these people were unaware. Tuscaloosa
We have got
to develop a better warning system than sirens if people are without power or simply not paying attention.
I think a system like the Japanese have where there are sirens and spoken warnings - and to make sure that if you have a building- store, office, etc
that holds more than 20 people needs to have speakers installed connected to this system. It would not be any harder than wiring for internet or wifi.
A report from a chaser who stopped to assist after spotting major hit on a town said there were live people there with limbs- arms and legs torn off.
That is how violent these storms were. And they will continue to get worse over time.