WALL TOWNSHIP - "Imagine Katrina without any warning," says Fred Carl, a historian at Camp Evans in Wall Township.
Thanks to technology created right here in New Jersey, there is plenty of warning these days.
The Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) was launched 50 years ago and when the first pictures were downloaded in Wall, meteorology changed forever.
The massive TIROS satellite dish still stands at Camp Evans as a reminder of the groundbreaking work done and as a monument to the many lives saved.
An estimated millions of lives have been saved because these dangerous storms can now be seen days before they strike land. The roots of hurricane tracking are right here in New Jersey.