Report: Oklahoma City Area Had 16 Minute Warning
Via Seattle Press Intelligencer:
Updates to follow.
When a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, locals had 16 minutes to get to safety before the mile-wide EF4 hit.
Even that seemingly short warning system is enough to save a ton of lives.
The Oklahoma City siren system, a network of 181 emergency warning sirens, was state-of-the-art when it went online in April, 2002. It cost $4.5 million to install the new system, which replaced the cold war-era sirens that covered only the most densely populated parts of the city. . .
- Greg Pollowitz