Mike Smith’s highly-regarded first book Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather, makes the case that the storm warning system developed by weather scientists over the last fifty years is the only thing protecting American society from triple and quadruple-digit death tolls caused by tornadoes and other storms.
But, what if the warning system failed? Would triple-digit fatalities result? Sadly, that point was proven on May 22, 2011, when 161 lost their lives in a tornado that caught most residents of Joplin, Missouri, by surprise.
In When the Sirens Were Silent, Mike tells the gripping story of how things went tragically awry that terrible Sunday afternoon as experienced by people in the path and people in the storm warning center.
And, to help keep you and your family safe in future storms, When the Sirens Were Silent contains removable pages with the latest tornado safety rules for homes, schools, and businesses.