Earlier this week, I received a comment from a reader that I wish to pass along.
Warnings tells the story of how we warn of derechos, tornadoes, hurricanes and other violent storm.
The most recent review at “Goodreads” sums things up:
The book ends beautifully by demonstrating how far we’ve come with forecasting and the ability to save lives, the foundation of all forecasting work. Smith chooses the ferocious, although relatively not well-known (outside meteorology communities), Greensburg tornado to show how the advances in science have saved many lives. While the 1999 Bridge Creek-Moore tornado was perhaps even more of a celebration when comparing population to death toll, Smith makes good use of the facts around Greensburg to perfectly compare it to the earlier, much deadlier, yet otherwise very similar Udall tornado.
Smith has a lot to say in this area, and he says it well. I’d love to have a chat with him about the gaps we have in shelter access now that we’ve come so far in warnings, especially post-Joplin and the 2013 Moore tragedy.
If you are looking for an inspiring and uplifting book about storms, may I suggest you take a look at Warnings? Thank you!!