- We compared the types of warnings received
by the injured survivors that responded to the follow-up mail survey, the
persons interviewed in the damaged areas in the community survey, and
respondents to the random telephone survey of the the OCMSA. The data is
comparable because the same questions were used in all the different
- Clearly, television was the most prevalent type of
warning received by all three groups.
- Sirens were more prevalent in the areas that were
struck by the tornado than among the OCMSA population.
- Twenty percent of persons in the damaged areas and 30%
of injured persons actually saw the tornado.
- Surprisingly, the prevalence of WB radios in all groups
was very low, though, most prevalent among injured persons.