ET: A meteorologist in Atlanta said some viewers threatened to kill her after she interrupted a broadcast of Tiger Woods’s golf tournament with tornado updates.
In the face of the deadly southern storms moving across the country, Ella Dorsey, meteorologist with CBS46 in Atlanta, Georgia, issued tornado updates on April 14, in the last hour of the Masters golf tournament in which Woods went on to win his first major championship since 2008.
Some fans clearly didn’t appreciate the interruptions forcing Dorsey to post to Twitter that she would continue to issue warnings to ensure public safety—despite receiving death threats.
To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming to keep people safe.
· Atlanta, GA
The National Weather Service confirmed a total of 42 tornadoes across eight states from Texas to Pennsylvania starting early on Saturday morning, April 13. At least nine people have been reported dead, including three children. Two of the nine deaths occurred in flash flooding in Louisiana. more here