Do you heed tornado warnings?
Midwest residents need no reminder that this is Tornado Awareness Week. They only had to read about the tornadoes that struck Sunday in central Wisconsin and Mapleton, Iowa, to realize the risks of death and destruction that twisters create.
Fortunately, no one died in those storms. Credit goes to meteorologists who warned days in advance that a major storm system was bearing down on the Midwest. Credit, too, residents who heeded those warnings.
Rock County maintains a system of weather warning sirens. Unfortunately, not everyone pays attention when sirens wail. Some folks figure, well, they blow so often, even when it’s only a severe thunderstorm warning, and no bad storm ever hits, so why bother taking shelter or heading to the basement?
Does that sound like you?
In our editorial Wednesday, we’ll share more details on the history of tornadoes in Wisconsin, ways to get warnings and tips about seeking shelter should a twister approach.
Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or email@example.com. Or follow him on Twitter