Paul came to New Hampshire from New York City working for iHeartRadio and hosting the White House Brief with Paul Westcott. The show can be listened to 24/7 on the iHeartRadio app and online. His career began in television news working as an assignment editor and producer for NBC News/MSNBC and Fox News Channel.
Paul's passion for radio began in college at Fordham University working for WFUV-FM an NPR affiliate where he honed his on-air skills as an anchor and beat reporter. At Fordham Paul earned a BA & MA in political science.
He currently lives in Manchester with his Wife Sarah.
(Liz Klimas) Although the death toll has hit 24 — including 7 children — as a result of Monday’s EF4 tornado that passed over Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, the emergency siren system in Oklahoma City’s metropolitan area helped warn thousands to take shelter.
The metropolitan area boasts a system of 181 emergency sirens, which were updated in 2002 in a $4.5 million project replacing Cold War-era sirens that at the time only stretched over the most densely populated areas, the city’s website stated. The coverage area of the new system is nearly four times more than the previous one, which had just 44 sirens.
The city’s website advises residents when they hear the siren, outside of a test, to turn on TV and radio for specific information.
Another War-era idea the city has begun to replace are public shelters for storm protection. It says that driving to a shelter during extreme weather can pose a greater risk to residents and it notes emergency experts now advising they “shelter in place” when told to take cover.
Although taking shelter underground is preferable during a tornado event, most Oklahoma homes actually don’t have basements or cellars. An Associated Press article published after the deadly May 3, 1999, tornado, to which many are comparing the May 20, 2013, twister, reported that many people aren’t building these underground structures due to cost and soil conditions.