Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lessons from Joplin Tornado

The 22 May Joplin tornado killed 160 people, the most people killed by a single tornado in the United States.

Source: Army Corps of Engineers
The NWS recently issued a report on the tornado, and there is also a nice article on Andrew Revkin's Dot Earth blog.  Have a look.  Preventing such large losses of life is more than just a meteorological challenge.  Societal, economic, and engineering factors are important contributors and need to be addressed for society to become more weather and climate resilient.

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