New Tornado Page Revealed On KOTV.Com


Monday, April 9th 2007, 10:43 am
By: News On 6


There's a new home on kotv.com for the best tornado video, whether it's from storm WARN units or home video. A lot of our viewers count on us to have pictures of storms as they're happening, but they also want to take a second look at the best pictures of tornadoes, so kotv.com has a new web page to fill that demand. It's the best collection of Oklahoma tornado videos on the web. The News On 6’s Emory Bryan reports kotv.com now features a special presentation on tornadoes with video, still pictures, safety information and more.

"This is all our own video from our two TV stations which cover Oklahoma, and I think it gives a person a good idea of what you can see out there or if you're going to be affected by one," said News On 6 chief meteorologist Travis Meyer.

The new page went live Monday on kotv.com. We showed it off to a student at Tulsa Community College who appeared shocked by what he saw, and then decided to print out the brochures on safety and storm tracking. He ended up having some fun taking a tornado trivia test.

Meyer says the web site was put together so people could see tornadoes from the perspective of a storm WARN unit without having to leave home. He'll continue to give viewers live pictures of the storms on television and afterward they'll go on the web page so people can watch them again, anytime they want.

“This is one of the opportunities that we thought was a great presentation for folks at home so they could actually see it, and they can go slowly through it, in their spare time and really understand what goes on in tornadoes," said Meyer.

The new page is right on the home page of kotv.com in the upper right hand corner. It's got a lot already, but there's more coming. Updates through the storm season will have the newest and best pictures, plus lots of safety information. There's a really interesting map on there right now of tornado alley.



To checkout the tornado page on www.kotv.com, click here.