A comment from https://walkingwithjim.wordpress.com/ made me think about how great we have it these days regarding weather warnings. I recently switched to the Weather Underground App on my phone and that gives me a constant update on what might happen.
The Radio in our RV as a weather band alarm function which can sometimes be a bit scary. I think we were driving somewhere in North Carolina and suddenly the radio turns from our XM-Radio station to this weather band alert , beeps and displays this
Now that was a bit of a shocker, we were in a thunderstorm but it was not THAT bad. We pulled over got a closer look at the local radar info and decided the storm is moving away from us ( and vice versa ).
We really need to appreciate how good and easy we have it these days where modern technology keeps us informed and safe.