Errors in the news
November 22, 2003
Dan Robinson, a stormchaser, called our attention to an item he discovered on the State of Mississippi website:

Under the heading "Governor Musgrove Asks President Bush for Disaster Declaration," the following article appears: (It is shown here truncated.)

Jackson, MS - Governor Ronnie Musgrove has requested President George Bush to declare a major disaster in the State of Mississippi as a result of last week's severe storms.....Musgrove sent a letter to President Bush today.

During the period of time from April 6 - 8, 2003, the National Weather Service confirmed six different tornado tracks ranging from F0 to F2 on the Fajita Scale that caused damage across the State. Rainfall in the Capital Area exceeded 7.5 inches in a 24-hour period breaking a record set on April 16, 1921.

Did you catch the error? Robinson calls it a "new rating system based on the number of Mexican restaurants the tornado hits."

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