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Surprising Data on Tornado Deaths in U.S. Since 1925.

In the weather section of the Washington Post, on June 15, 2011, there was an interesting write up of the deadly tornadoes in 2011 and how problems remain, even with the advent of radar and better warning systems since 1925.  … Continue reading

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Tornado facts and history

Some interesting historical information about tornadoes in the U.S.  I never knew that they occur only in the U.S.  See: Despite Advances, Tornado Forecasts Show Limits. NY Times, May 31. One factor is that, for unknown reasons, 2011 has had … Continue reading

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HazMat Concerns Post-Tornado in Joplin

Althought is it not often thought about in the aftermath of a disaster, the debris often contains hazardous materials.  This article describes what is likely to be found: Environmental hazards remain after Joplin tornado; Associated Press, May 31. As residents … Continue reading

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