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Warning Signs: Technology speeds disaster alerts, response
Technology has changed the way Americans get ready for disasters and respond to them – with more precise forecasts, personalized weather warnings and more efficient recovery efforts. And it will continue to help us be more prepared.
VIDEO: High-tech storm prediction center warns residents of tornadoes
At the National Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., the team of meteorologists charged with predicting when and where tornadoes may strike rely on ever-changing technology to get the job done.
VIDEO: Misconceptions about predicting tornadoes
National Weather Center personnel Lans Rothfusz and David Andra speak about the misconceptions the public may have when it comes to the National Storm Prediction Center in Norman.
VIDEO: Take an inside look at storm prediction center
National Weather Center personnel Lans Rothfusz and David Andra give viewers an idea of the day-to-day happenings at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.
When the earth moves under our feet
One of the most breath-taking geologic events is a major earthquake. In just a few moments, shaking of the Earth can result in billions of dollars of damage and thousands of lives lost.
When in a tornado, here's what not to do
Highway overpasses are widely thought to be a last-minute refuge from a tornado, thanks in part to this 1991 video. But, meteorologists say, taking shelter beneath a bridge is probably the last place you want to be when a tornado strikes.
Property owners, insurers pay bulk of disaster-related costs
Floods, tornadoes and earthquakes — these are natural disasters which have affected the Tri-County region.
Preparation is priceless, Tri-County officials say
The damage done to the East Bernstadt area from the tornado March 2, 2012 was estimated at around $12 million. But year in and year out, it is flooding that causes the most danger, the most damage, and the most loss of life in southeastern Kentucky.
PART 2 OF 5: Disaster Dollars
Gayland Kitch doesn’t feel a bit sheepish about not having a storm cellar, even though he is the director of emergency management in Moore, Okla., which faced one of the most violent tornadoes on record, with wind speeds greater than 300 mph, in May 1999.
Tornado veterans balance preparedness, practicality
While tornadoes are unpredictable – they can happen any time of year, any time of day, and strike all 50 states – they aren’t totally random, either.
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