Sounding the alarm

The National Weather Service issued preemptive warnings for the Nov 17 tornadoes over the most popular social media sites. This created a dialogue with the public that allowed them to stay safe and begin to recover.

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  1. The National Weather Service tweeted the night before the Nov 17 tornadoes to warn the public that severe weather was on its way. 
  2. They also provided tips for staying safe.
  3. And let the public know where important information would be available. 
  4. The alerts started early that morning. 
  5. In a region where severe tornadoes are not a regular occurrence, they did what they could to prevent common mistakes. 
  6. It wasn't long before the public responded with on-the-ground reports.
  7. Social media captured the devastation of the aftermath.