"Great work! Its informative and entertaining. I was anxious while reading it and I had to continue to remind myself that I already knew the outcome. --Jaime Green, Joplin tornado survivor
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This "book" is mostly an ad for his company.
How his company "got it right" and the weather service didn't.
I was very, very disappointed. Read more
I really enjoyed the quality of storytelling in this book. Couldn't put it down.Published 6 months ago by Eve R. Gelbein-Zuber
I greatly sensed Mike's passion for weather and simultaneous frustration for warning systems that don't work, or weather prediction centers that don't do their jobs correctly, or... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Moore
Denise and Jamie were lucky to survive considering their position. I agree with you wholeheartedly; with today's weather technology, a debate shouldn't exist when it comes to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lee Throw
This is an interesting little book, about the size of a Kindle single really. This weather expert analyzes the forecasting errors and mishandling of the tornado sirens on that May,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by lindapanzo
When The Sirens Were Silent should be required reading for the people of Missouri, and a must read for anyone that has heard a tornado siren go off. Read morePublished 11 months ago by teresepowers
It's a quick read but raises some very good questions about the actions that were or were not taken that fateful day in Joplin's history. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Justin Knowlton
Mike Smith knows what he's talking about, having both lived through this event (granted, from a distance) and done excellent research to back up his assertion that the emergency... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mary A. Shafer