The Land Of Twisters

Jun 20 2012 @ 8:48am

56 years of tornados mapped:

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Hollie Nyseth Brehm recently examined why many people don't respond to tornado warnings:

[M]any people get into the mindset that the warning is "just another warning." … According to the National Weather Service, three out of four tornado warnings are false alarms.  Social scientists believe that just explaining that these were false alarms (for example, that a tornado formed but didn’t touch down) would help; otherwise, people often think they are just mistakes.