In Mike Smith's highly-regarded first book Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather, Mike makes the case that the only thing separating American society from triple and quadruple-digit death tolls from tornadoes and other storms is the storm warning system developed by weather scientists over the last fifty years.
But, what if the warning system failed? Would triple-digit fatalities result? Mike takes a closer look at the warning system in his second book, When the Sirens Were Silent, when that point was sadly proven on May 22, 2011, when 161 lost their lives in a tornado that caught many residents of Joplin, Missouri by surprise.
Mike will be sharing his presentation, The Value of the Tornado Warning System, with members of the East Wichita Rotary Club at their noon meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 to be held at the Marriot in Wichita. Mike's new book Sirens includes information to help keep you and your family safe in future storms and contains removable pages with the latest tornado safety rules for homes, schools and businesses.