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Article ID: 608674

UA Leads Study on Emotional Effects of Natural Disasters on Children

University of Alabama

The study will examine a data set of at-risk youth compiled before the April 27, 2011 tornado, which killed 64 people. Researchers will study levels of exposure, peer relationships and physiological responses of more than 350 children and their parents.

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8-Oct-2013 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608529

Study of April 27, 2011, Tornadoes Affirms Theories About the Causes

University of Alabama Huntsville

A new study of an April 2011 tornado outbreak apparently affirms some new theories about factors that might enhance tornado development.

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3-Oct-2013 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 608461

Hurricane Season Isn't Over Just Yet...

Nova Southeastern University

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2-Oct-2013 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 607594

Twister History: FSU Researchers Develop Model to Correct Tornado Records for Better Risk Assessment

Florida State University

In the wake of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma this past spring, Florida State University researchers have developed a new statistical model that will help determine whether the risk of tornadoes is increasing and whether they are getting stronger.

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12-Sep-2013 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 606995

Tornadoes Tend Toward Higher Elevations and Cause Greater Damage Moving Uphill

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The first field investigations of the effect of terrain elevation changes on tornado path, vortex, strength and damage have yielded valuable information that could help prevent the loss of human life and damage to property in future tornadoes. Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas analyzed Google Earth images of the massive 2011 Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., tornadoes and found similarities between the two in behavior and interaction with the terrain. The findings likely apply to all tornadoes.

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27-Aug-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 605951

WIU Professor, Students Work on Tornado Study

Western Illinois University

The research of a Western Illinois University professor and two of the school's meteorology students could contribute to better tornado prediction methods.

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30-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604099

Safe Rooms -- Real Estate Expert

University of Texas at Dallas

Thousands of homeowners are considering adding safe rooms after recent devastating tornadoes. How will they impact home values and resale? What factors should they consider before purchasing?

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10-Jun-2013 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 604023

Texas Tech Expert Testifies Before Congress: Public Misinformation Is Greatest Challenge in Windstorm/Tornado Mitigation

Texas Tech University

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7-Jun-2013 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603992

Saving Lives by Communicating Effectively: Emergency Messages During Stormy Weather

National Communication Association

Members of the National Communication Association who are experts in crisis communication and emergency preparedness messaging are available to provide insight on what communication strategies are most effective, the role of new media in disaster preparation, and the best way to communicate support after a storm.

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6-Jun-2013 10:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603680

Storm-Preparation Expert Tailors Planning Guide for Floridians

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Storm-preparation expert says it's time for people to get prepared for a summer's worth of storms; promotes new planning handbook

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30-May-2013 1:25 PM EDT
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