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Anchor Tells Viewers Tornado Warnings Trumps Shows
(From KOKH) - When a tornado threatens, local news stations, like FOX 25, will be on air with coverage to keep viewers safe. When that happens, some viewers feel the need to call and complain about missing their TV shows. One morning anchor in South Dakota had enough and she let the viewers hear about it.
During the morning news on Tuesday, Nancy Naeve, anchor of KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, took a few seconds to tell her viewers to stop calling in.
The station had just finished playing a sound bite from a woman who said she saw and heard the weather warnings on the station so she called her grandmother to warn her. 20 minutes after calling in to warn her grandmother, she received a text that their home had been hit by the tornado but they were alive.
As the clip ends, meteorologist Shawn Cable said he felt bad for covering up the shows but he was glad he did. That's when Naeve jumped in and told viewers to quit calling.
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Cable wrote the following in his YouTube post of the rant: "I don't take the decision to break in lightly, but when there's a confirmed tornado on the ground that is headed toward people's homes, I break in. I don't care what's on."
Cable said the station received nasty emails, calls, and social media messages after breaking into the "Once Upon A Time" season finale.