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Science Are improved tornado warning systems making a difference?

Steadily improving storm warnings and active preparation for severe weather at the local and state level helped states across the South survive an off-season burst of tornadoes without loss of life.

Paula Merritt /The Meridian Star/AP

The Wilkins family of Aliceville, Ala., saw storm warnings on the news, but they were still not expecting their home to receive a direct hit from one of a string of tornadoes across the South on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Wilkins home, like dozens of others in the area, is mostly destroyed, but they are grateful the family is safe, Adam Ganucheau reported for AL.com.