This one I like:
…the government planned to announce today that it will supply hazard warning radios to all 97,000 public schools in the nation.
The Homeland Security Department now has decided to provide $5 million to make sure every public school has such radios, NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher said.
Originally conceived to convey weather warnings, the system now covers all hazards – including terrorism, abducted children and derailed trains carrying toxic materials.
Now, I know that we rarely have tornadoes in this area, but we do have periods of heavy snow and/or blizzard-type weather. Having lived for an extended period in a traditional tornado alley area, I know what it means to have that early warning.
As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing”.