Read meteorologist Amy Freeze's entire review at WABC TV, NYC, here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
WABC TV, New York: Review of "Sirens"
I just read the book on the anniversary of the Joplin tornado – which the book uses as it’s main focus to discuss weather warning systems. It’s a minute by minute countdown of the events leading up to the tornado. In the book, Smith critiques the series of decisions and actions from National Weather Service forecasters and emergency management and describing their consequences. His commentary is insightful and written plainly enough for everyone to understand. The book’s conclusion provides a discussion of the importance of advancing technology, training, and messaging to improve the warning process. I think the book is an overdue call to action. Communities, Emergency managers and forecasters all need to get a system in place to is reliable and provides the service its meant to offer: a warning!