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How Do You Prepare for an Emergency Like Oroville Dam? SJSU Prof Offers Advice on Managing Natural Disaster Threats

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Virginia Tech Expert Says Collapse of Oroville Dam in California Is Virtually Impossible

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Virginia Tech expert says the danger at Oroville Dam in California is confined to the spillway. While forecasters expect additional storms into next week, damage to the dam itself is highly unlikely.

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Texas Tech University Has Experts Available as Tornado Season Makes Early and Deadly Entrance.

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Increasing Tornado Outbreaks—Is Climate Change Responsible?

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In a new study, Columbia Engineering researchers looked at increasing trends in the severity of tornado outbreaks where they measured severity by the number of tornadoes per outbreak. They found that these trends are increasing fastest for the most extreme outbreaks.

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How Lightning Strikes Can Improve Storm Forecasts

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Research shows that real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events.

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1967 Solar Storm Nearly Took US to Brink of War

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A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force's budding efforts to monitor the sun's activity, a new study finds.

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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Purdue Research Team Investigates Disaster Recovery

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Strong ties to the community and a bond between neighbors can help areas affected by natural disasters recover faster, according to a survey conducted by Purdue University students and faculty.

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First-of-Its-Kind Tornado Panels Installed in Montgomery Home

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A product designed by UAB engineers to help save lives during natural disasters is approved for use.

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WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

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1970 Tornado Leads to Development of National Wind Institute

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Faculty and staff recall the night of the F5 tornado and how the experience emphasized the need for wind research with regard to safety, shelter and construction.

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WIU Emergency Management Faculty and Grad Student Help Farmers with Tornado Debris Problems

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A faculty member and students in the Western Illinois University Emergency Management Program are looking at ways to help farmers address debris management in the aftermath of tornado disasters. According to WIU Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jack Rozdilsky, who is also an assistant professor in Western's health sciences and social work department, farmland areas in northern Illinois continue to be affected by the April 9 EF-4 tornado.

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Trending Stories Report for 13 April 2015

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Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: fertility, same-sex marriage, mobile apps, IL tornado, Clinton running for President, violence against women, CA water crisis, medical research

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Tornado Recovery/Emergency Management Expert Available

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Wind Research Experts Available to Discuss Deadly Tornado Outbreak

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Weather Channel's Cantore Experiences 3-D Tornado Simulation at Virginia Tech

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Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

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UI Researchers Link Smoke From Fires to Tornado Intensity

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University of Iowa researchers have found that smoke from fires can intensify tornadoes. They examined the effects of smoke—resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America—transported across the Gulf of Mexico and encountering tornado conditions already in process in the United States.

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WIU Tornado Recovery Expert Available

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April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare

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UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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Texas Tech Wind Researchers Release Findings on Failed Shelter Door Hit by Arkansas Tornado

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Homeowners should make sure building materials are rated to withstand high tornadic winds and the onslaught of debris those winds can bring.







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