How much does a shaker stop a tornado?
Posted February 05, 2019 04:20:14 We have the best weather in America and our shakers are working hard to keep us safe.
So far, they’re doing well.
But some are struggling to keep their hands warm in winter.
And some have been injured.
A tornado in West Virginia this month forced the evacuation of many homes.
NPR’s Mark Whitaker talks with a man who was trapped under the rubble.
He’s a shakers mechanic who said the storm was “really, really bad.”
He said his team is making good progress, but it still feels like we’re in the early stages.
“It’s hard to know how long it will take, because it’s been pretty extreme,” he said.
The weather has improved since the last major storm, Hurricane Matthew, last year.
In November, we had a tornado warning, and then we got a really severe tornado.
But it’s still pretty challenging.
This time around, there’s a bit more forewarning and a bit less severe weather.
And the shakers have been really, really, good.
But we’ve had a lot of issues, so we don’t know yet how much they’ll be able to do.
We’re talking about the biggest weather storm in America, so it’s a big deal for the shaker industry, and we have a lot at stake.
It’s going to be a long haul.
But so far, there are signs that things are going well.
On February 5, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of western North Carolina and eastern Virginia.
And on February 10, we got another severe weather advisory for the eastern part of the state.
If you live in the northeastern part of Virginia, we can expect a wind gust of 85 mph and a possible tornado warning by Wednesday afternoon.
We’re going to see more and more people on the ground and at the scene.
So it’s going be a tough day, but there’s no way we’re going back to being in a situation where we just don’t have enough people or resources on the scene to respond to this emergency.