Emergency Officials Say Texts, Not Sirens, More Effective for Tornado Alerts

Hanscom, Donald H., Jr.

BY: Richard M. Barron, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. | April 30, 2018

(TNS) – There’s nothing like a dramatic chorus of sirens sounding around a city to announce looming disasters. But Guilford County doesn’t have a siren system that could have warned people before a tornado struck east Greensboro on April 15. And the county’s emergency management director says that’s not a bad thing — texts and emails are much more likely to break through the distractions and alert people that something wicked is headed this way. Follow the link to read more and download the PDF.