‘Many people can’t find themselves on a map,’ laments Alabama meteorologist

From the Washington Post by Jason Samenow:


Down here in the Southeastern part of the United States we are often at the mercy of tornados. Our local weatherman, James Spann, and many others are trying to keep the communities safe. Their primary concern is geographical awareness – Can you find your current location on a map? This is critical knowledge when people often have less than a minute to find shelter. My question to all of our readers of Jugraphia Slate is – Do you see a lack of geographical awareness in your part of the world? — Jenny

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