Friday, January 5, 2007

Messy Weather

What a night! I left WLBT around 1:30am Friday morning due to tracking the storms. Kemper County, which is not in our viewing area, was hit hard by an F2 tornado. My heart goes out to those who were injured and those who will have to rebuild their lives due to the massive damage.

When our Bert Case interviewed those affected by the tornado, they said they were all asleep and unaware of the inclement weather. When asked if they had a weather radio, they said "no". It's also worth mentioning these victims lived in mobile homes.

It is worth your time, money and trouble to drive to your local electronics store and purchase a NOAA Weather Radio. Make sure it has the S.A.M.E. technology which allows you to program the counties in that you want to be warned for. This will keep you from being alerted during the middle of the night for counties that are 60 miles away.

Every home, business and school should be outfitted with a weather radio. It will certainly save your life during the times you won't be near the television.

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