Gadgets benefit twister warnings

Phone apps, social media aid

Posted: May 26, 2014 at 5:33 a.m.

Jackie Fowlkes received warning of the April 27 tornado that killed 16 people in central Arkansas on her cellphone while attending church in Vilonia. She told her pastor, who gathered people into the church's basement, and then checked her Facebook page to confirm that the twister had struck nearby.

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