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Georgia Meteorologist Receives Death Threats After Interrupting The Masters Coverage

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Georgia meteorologist Ella Dorsey is receiving death threats after interrupting the Masters coverage Sunday.

Dorsey, of CBS46, came on the air Sunday in the last hour of the Masters tournament to issue a tornado warning for the Atlanta metro area. The local CBS affiliate split the screens and cut into the commentary of the Masters, but viewers still had access to the footage, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dorsey took to Twitter to reprimand social media users for sending her death threats. She wrote, “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.” (RELATED: Tiger Woods Wins 15th Major At The Masters)

Viewers were not happy about the split screen and tweeted ways that CBS could have alerted them about the weather. One user suggested the station should have just sent out a text alert, while another user claimed a “scroll” at the bottom of the screen would have been fine.

They aren’t wrong about there being other ways to notify people. Especially because Tiger Woods was about to win his fifth green jacket and his first major win in 11 years.

However, death threats are a little dramatic.