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2011-05-24 05:40:00

A top weather expert said Monday that the US is experiencing the deadliest year for tornadoes in nearly six decades, the AFP news agency reports. The reasons for the spiking death tolls are more likely due to the rise in the number of mobile homes and the chance paths taken by a series of tornadoes that have targeted populated areas. "This year is an extraordinary outlier," Harold Brooks, research meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Severe...


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