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Why is it important to integrate the different ways of knowing about tornadoes? After all, isn't safety the only important issue? And if it is, then why not just find out what the experts advise people to do and leave it at that?

Let's start with the last question first. The National Weather Service report about the inadvisability of seeking shelter from severe storms under a highway overpass concludes by saying, in part: "All persons must assess, for themselves, what their risk is in a particular severe weather situation. If this is done, it is our contention that in many instances (especially in this age of increasingly instant communication) it is possible to have enough information to avoid being in the path of a severe storm in the first place!"