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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 03:26 PM

19. storm chasers are pretty much out of the way when the time comes to assess damage

In the meantime, chasers still provide valuable information, both in the form of documentation of the storm and in the form of keeping news organizations informed about storms developments. The networks in Oklahoma, for instance, all have professional storm chasing crews, but they also get info from amateurs and hobbyists who are out chasing storms. As storm systems develop, tornadoes can pop up almost anywhere, and the networks' professional crews can't be in all places at once. These chasers are out there for a variety of reasons: to learn, to get practice, to hopefully be able to spot something early in order to provide footage and information. Certainly a sense of adventure plays into it for many/most, but I don't think that is bad.

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