Last week, before yesterday's intense tornado outbreak in the Dallas area, the Associated Press reported on a new tactic for tornado warnings. From the article:
…five weather service offices in Kansas and Missouri will use words such as "mass devastation," ''unsurvivable" and "catastrophic" in a new kind of warning that's based on the severity of a storm's expected impact. The goal is to more effectively communicate the dangers of an approaching storm so people understand the risks they're about to face.
Here's a video that provides an impression of what people heard in Dallas yesterday:
Will these more forceful warnings succeed in reducing the human cost of these storms?