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WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

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1970 Tornado Leads to Development of National Wind Institute

Faculty and staff recall the night of the F5 tornado and how the experience emphasized the need for wind research with regard to safety, shelter and construction.

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WIU Emergency Management Faculty and Grad Student Help Farmers with Tornado Debris Problems

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A faculty member and students in the Western Illinois University Emergency Management Program are looking at ways to help farmers address debris management in the aftermath of tornado disasters. According to WIU Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jack Rozdilsky, who is also an assistant professor in Western's health sciences and social work department, farmland areas in northern Illinois continue to be affected by the April 9 EF-4 tornado.

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Tornado Recovery/Emergency Management Expert Available

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Wind Research Experts Available to Discuss Deadly Tornado Outbreak

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Weather Channel's Cantore Experiences 3-D Tornado Simulation at Virginia Tech

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Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

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UI Researchers Link Smoke From Fires to Tornado Intensity

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University of Iowa researchers have found that smoke from fires can intensify tornadoes. They examined the effects of smoke—resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America—transported across the Gulf of Mexico and encountering tornado conditions already in process in the United States.

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WIU Tornado Recovery Expert Available

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April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare

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UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.