The Huntsville, Alabama Tornado of 1989 Revisited: An In-Depth Look at Communications, Technology, and Societal Impacts
The decisions made by the National Weather Service, the emergency management community, and other first responders during this tornadic event would forever alter local decision support services and emergency action plans. The lessons learned from this event, along with improvements in communication, infrastructure, and technology, have better prepared the Huntsville community for future potential events. A further investigation into these improvements, lessons learned, and the overarching societal impacts of the event has been conducted. It is the hope that the results from this research will enhance future NWS decision support services, leading to improved public awareness and reaction to such life-threatening weather events.