On May 9, 2016 severe weather impacted seven states, spawning a dozen tornadoes in Oklahoma alone. Two lives were lost, multiple storm-related injuries were reported, and utilities sustained significant damage to infrastructure. Widespread severe weather events threaten residents and property every spring on the plains and preparation for disruption of life and business is the new normal. On this day, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) utilized TornadoTrax, a real-time model created by Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., to pinpoint service areas disrupted by a confirmed tornado.
An ESRI StoryMap was created to display how useful the TornadoTrax was in helping CEC to make repairs. Click here to view the interactive StoryMap.