NEW YORK —
For the first two years, The Weather Channel was embedded with a government research team. But in the past two years, the network has sent its own crews out. Bettes’ white vehicle is emblazoned with the phrase “tornado hunt” and the network’s logo.
Powell said it is too early to tell how the close call will affect the network’s tornado coverage, but it will be under review.
“Tornadoes are violent and unpredictable, but covering them keeps the public at large informed and, as a result, safer,” she said.