By: Arnold Wyrick
So what can today's emergency managers and storm spotters learn from looking back at a storm from 80-years ago? "The old adage is that people who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Well by looking at these past events it's giving us ideas for preparedness. It's also giving us basic ideas for spotter protection," says Perry County ESDA Director David Searby.
Folks back in 1925 also didn't have NOAA radios to warn them of an approaching storm. Those radios are just one of the ways things have gotten better and safer for people today. "We have more warnings. In 1925 they didn't put out warnings for tornado events. They were afraid folks would be put in a state of confusion, and wouldn't know how to react," says Williamson County ESDA Director Alan Gentry.