Days before the tornadoes formed, Oklahoma City television stations were mapping out their coverage. Tuesday morning, storm chasers and news crews were positioned throughout the state.
Their coverage helped warn residents of the tornadoes, allowing them to take safety precautions.
“Probably the best part of that is that people listened,” KOCO-
And people watched.
At 5 p.m., during the height of the tornado threat, almost 72 percent of the TV households in the market were tuned to one of four stations that provided weather coverage. According to Nielsen ratings, KFOR-
The stations used websites and social media such as Facebook to alert residents. News9.