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BLOG: Last Week's Illinois Tornado vs Social Media

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -  Last week's incredible EF4 tornado that ripped through Fairdale, IL may have killed many more than two people if it weren't for social media.  Officials credited the National Weather Service for the timely warnings they issued, then credited traditional media (radio and TV) for their coverage as well.  But they went on to point out the increasing role social media played in helping everyone get the word of the impending danger.  Even those who were killed knew it was coming and did their best to protect themselves.  

This is one reason why we encourage you to download the WBTV weather app from which now also has lightning alerts for extra protection from storms.

Click here for the complete story on the monster Fairdale tornado that struck last week.

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