After tornadoes ripped through Tennessee on March 3 — killing 24 and destroying hundreds of homes and buildings — many were compelled to revisit their storm preparedness.
Initial reporting indicates that warning systems largely functioned as intended. They interrupted broadcasts on TV and radio, set off outdoor tornado sirens, and deployed alerts to smartphones.
But there are indications that communication systems east of Nashville were damaged before some alerts could arrive.
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