April 11, 2020
Dear Lanier County News Editor:
Thank you, Carol for your reporting in the Lanier County News Special LCN e-edition!
Unfortunately, the Code Red doesn’t reach everyone. A group of Lanier County residents I know got the thunderstorm warnings. At least one person I know well, received a text that indicated the warning was for Lowndes County. That person had to go to his weather app to find out what was going on. Also we had areas that lost cell service overall. Not everyone uses cell phones or keep them on their hip. If this event had been earlier in the day, people could have been outside away from their phones. What about visitors to our community? People at work on their jobs often have to silence their phone. Code Red should never be the 1st source of warning.
I am very concerned for our community and don’t want the city to brush this under the rug again.
Again, I thank you!
- C [Confirmed Lanier County resident]
NOTE: Writer had referenced these posts on-line in an earlier email:
EDITORS NOTE: The Lanier County News confirmed that Moody AFB established that there was a tornado in Lanier County on Monday morning about 7:00 a.m., but it never touched down on the ground. This is when the Code Red warning went out.