I got woken up by a thunderstorm at 7am. A proper one with the cracks right overhead and lots of rain and hail.
I was wondering if I should get up and check my phone for the alerts, but its such a lovely feeling to be cuddled under the covers and have the storm raging outside. So. Nope.
Can we talk about the weather alerts on the phones?
Is there a more clear pattern of crying wolf than the severe weather alerts on phones? They alert you for a severe thunderstorm as though it wasn’t obvious. They alert you for flash floods. Again – how is that alert going to save my life? I will see the flood. My choices happen when facing it and are not changed by having had an alert that flash flooding is possible.
Then to make the whole thing stupider they send you multiple alerts for the same thing.
So that I no longer feel any real threat if the alert goes off. No one does. When an actual tornado comes through no one will even look up at the alerts.
And the Tornado is the thing that I do need to act ahead of time for. Utterly ridiculous system.