Faster disaster warnings planned to prevent storm deaths 

Recent deaths spark changes. Scientists also seek to combat “response fatigue” that wear down people’s sense of urgency.

Gerardo Ramirez, a Central Texas dairy worker, was near his home but taking an unusual route to a children’s hospital in April when he drove his Volkswagen Jetta into a flooded section of road, not seeing in the predawn dark that heavy rains had turned a tiny creek into a death trap. Ramirez survived, but his wife and two children drowned.

Source: Faster disaster warnings planned to prevent storm deaths – The Washington Post