I’ve never understood “Storm Chasers.? Are these people flying around in their vehicles in a tornado really necessary? Seems they put themselves and others at risk because they need the thrill. Reminds me of the reporters who think it’s necessary to stand outside and report during a hurricane.
Yeah, I don’t get it.
Um...yeah, storm chasers are necessary, because they provide the NWS with invaluable information that cannot be seen on radar. Information that saves countless lives every year. The NWS depends very heavily upon these people, so that they can issue more accurate warnings to the general public.
Right now, in my state, the NWS is offering courses in every county, to train people to be storm chasers. These courses are offered annually. The need is that great.
These people aren’t doing it for thrills. They’re putting their lives on the line to save our lives. And they’re so good at what they do, that accidents like this one are extremely rare.
Instead of putting these people down, they deserve the utmost respect. They’re on the same level as volunteer firefighters: American heroes.