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2014-09-17 06:30:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together, the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas have many names. They are considered the High Plains, the Breadbasket, the site of the Dust Bowl, and perhaps most importantly Tornado Alley. Every year from early May to early July, tornadoes rip through this area with a higher frequency than anywhere else on the continental US. A new study, led by Montana State University (MSU), reveals that the peak tornado...

2014-05-15 08:36:05

As Moore, OK tornado anniversary approaches, focus turns toward new tornado building methods that can protect millions who live in harm's way TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the anniversary of the May 20, 2013, deadly EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma tornado approaches, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® calls for other communities to follow in the footsteps of Moore leaders to better protect their residents. The Moore tornado took 24 lives,...

Tornado Activity More Likely Over Multiple Days, As Evidenced By This Week's Storms
2014-05-01 08:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and southern states from Nebraska to Mississippi and a new report from a Purdue University tornado expert has found that substantial tornado episodes and particularly strong tornadoes are more inclined to take place within sustained bouts of storm activity lasting three or more days. In a report published by the journal Monthly Weather Review – Jeff Trapp, a planetary sciences...

2013-06-11 23:23:15

An Inspirational Story About a Natural Disaster and the Resilience of a State Ashville, AL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 When Stacy Landry woke on the morning of April 27, 2011, she had no idea her life was about to change forever. A memoir about love, grief, healing and the power of faith, "April 27, 2011, The Day My Life Changed" is the story of Stacy Landry, a mother who survived an EF4 tornado. Sharing her experience and the devastation that followed, Landry hopes her story helps to inspire...

2013-05-31 23:14:37

Tarps Plus donates tarps and offers heavy discounts for tornado victims and would like other companies that offer tornado related supplies to do the same. Palmdale, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 After tornadoes and hurricanes strike, tarps have become an essential item. Many people find themselves clamoring to protect their homes from additional water damage by covering their roofs. Covering the torn roof with a simple poly tarp can protect the home from further damage. Many people in Oklahoma...

Politicians Criticized For Lack Of Understanding In Response To Climate Change And Extreme Weather
2013-05-24 09:04:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In July 2012 the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released an infographic detailing the associations between extreme weather in the US and the evidence of climate change. In the report, the graph explained that strong evidence of climate change was seen in droughts, coastal flooding and heat waves, while limited evidence was seen for tornadoes and hurricanes. However, on the heels of devastating events, such as last fall´s...

2013-01-13 17:04:54

Thunderstorms mean tornadoes, and tornadoes mean damage and injury on a large scale. A water damage provider offers tips on staying safe when the weather turns dangerous. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on proper safety procedures in the event of a tornado. With 2012´s record severe weather and 2013´s thunderstorm season...

Tornadoes Not Getting Worse
2012-10-21 08:33:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2011, 550 people were killed by tornadoes in the United States. It seems as though the tornadoes are getting worse, along with their deadly and devastating damage. It would be easy to make that assumption, but a new study says no, that is not the case. The new research investigated historic tornado damage and the detailed analysis finds tornadoes are occurring at about the same rate as they always have. "There is...

Tornadoes And Seismic Activity
2012-03-15 04:00:51

Joshua Kelly, Meteorology Correspondent for Redorbit.com UPDATE (03.15.12): The seismic signals generated by tornadoes on February 29 and recorded by seismometers in southern Illinois were not unique, according to a spokesman for Engineering Analysis Inc. (http://www.mindspring.com/~eai/), which has been studying such signals for more than 20 years.  Dr. Frank Tatom, the co-inventor of the seismic detector of tornadoes, reported that such long period seismic signals have been...

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