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

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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Tornadoes Tend Toward Higher Elevations and Cause Greater Damage Moving Uphill

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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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WIU Professor, Students Work on Tornado Study

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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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Safe Rooms -- Real Estate Expert

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

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Saving Lives by Communicating Effectively: Emergency Messages During Stormy Weather

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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Storm-Preparation Expert Tailors Planning Guide for Floridians

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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Severe Weather and Complacency Don’t Mix; Be Prepared

There’s been a string of large, deadly tornadoes impacting the United States in recent years, and UAB researchers say benefits of preparation trump previous false alarms.

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Veterinarian Has Tips on How to Ease a Pet's Stress Following a Disaster

Animals experience stress during traumatic events. Clinical associate professor from Kansas State University's Veterinary Health Center explains how to ease that stress.

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Expert: Climate Change an Unlikely Culprit in Oklahoma Tornado Disaster







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