Many people from Alabama cannot find themselves on a map and that is a dangerous thing. After a tornado outbreak, people from Alabama were asked to find themselves on a map. A few of them could not do it. The reason this is important is because the people will be able to have warning before a tornado.
- Up to 60% of Alabamians cannot find their location on a map.
- Why is this? With smartphones, people just don’t use maps the same way they used to.
- Researchers are fanning out across Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi to learn more about this problem – and they’re bringing maps.
“She kept getting the same results: Many Alabamians struggled to find their locations on a map.”