In 2011, despite continued developments in forecasting, tracking, and warning technology, the United States was hit by the deadliest tornado season in decades. More than 1, 200 tornadoes touched down, shattering communities and their safety nets and killing more than 500 people-a death toll unmatched since 1953. Drawing on the unique analysis described in their first book, Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes, economists Kevin M. Simmons and Daniel Sutter here examine the factors that contributed to the outcomes of such tornadoes as the mid-April outbreak that devastated communities in North Carolina, the qSuper Outbreakq across the southern and eastern United States in late April, and the single, mile-wide funnel that touched down in Joplin, Missouri, among others, in late May.The higher proportion of permanent-home fatalities is related to the number of violent tornado es in this outbreak, ... Conclusion The vast majority of fatalities in April 2011 tornadoes occurred in five Southeastern states, a region of the country where ... Evidence suggests that the types of tornadoes that claimed so many lives on April 27 are more lethal 34 SOUTHEASTERN VULNERABILITY AND THEanbsp;...
|Author||:||Kevin Simmons, Sutter Daniel|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-01-22|