Why Tornado Warnings Weren’t Enough to Prevent Tragedy

Scientists have reached success rates of nearly 100 percent in predicting when and where violent tornadoes will strike. That hasn’t stopped people from being killed in the ferocious winds.,

Residents of Kentucky towns ravaged by tornadoes said they knew storms were coming, but the warnings were not enough to save everyone.
Residents of Kentucky towns ravaged by tornadoes said they knew storms were coming, but the warnings were not enough to save everyone.Credit…William Widmer for The New York Times

They Said the Tornado Would Hit at 9:30. It Hit at 9:30.

Scientists have reached success rates of nearly 100 percent in predicting when and where violent tornadoes will strike. That hasn’t stopped people from being killed in the ferocious winds.

Residents of Kentucky towns ravaged by tornadoes said they knew storms were coming, but the warnings were not enough to save everyone.Credit…William Widmer for The New York Times

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