Tornado Preparedness and Safety (Adopted by AMS Council 28 February 2000)

Tornado Preparedness and Safety (Adopted by AMS Council 28 February 2000) policy statement Tornado Preparedness and Safety (Adopted by AMS Council 28 February 2000) 1. Introduction deaths in the United States totaled 130, including 42 in one central Florida outbreak and 34 in one tornado Tornadoes are among the most violent natural at- that struck Birmingham, Alabama. In 1999, one tor- mospheric phenomena. The risk of death and injury nado killed 38 in the Oklahoma City metropolitan from tornadoes can be minimized by learning more area. There are lessons to be learned from these events about them, planning for them, understanding the for further mitigation of damage and reduction in warning process, and following basic safety rules. casualties. On average, 1200 tornadoes are reported in the The primary dangers for humans associated with United States each year. While statistics appear to in- tornadoes are those produced by extremely high wind, dicate an increase in the occurrence of tornadoes since the impact of debris propelled by high wind, destruc- the 1950s, that trend is more likely due to advances in tion of mobile homes, collapse of buildings, and over- the observing, reporting, and documentation turning or tossing of vehicles. Statistics continue to process. Most of the increase in tornadoes since the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Tornado Preparedness and Safety (Adopted by AMS Council 28 February 2000)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/ams/tornado-preparedness-and-safety-adopted-by-ams-council-28-february-N7G95M5Ttc
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright
Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
1520-0477
D.O.I.
10.1175/1520-0477(2000)081<1061:PSTPAS>2.3.CO;2
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

policy statement Tornado Preparedness and Safety (Adopted by AMS Council 28 February 2000) 1. Introduction deaths in the United States totaled 130, including 42 in one central Florida outbreak and 34 in one tornado Tornadoes are among the most violent natural at- that struck Birmingham, Alabama. In 1999, one tor- mospheric phenomena. The risk of death and injury nado killed 38 in the Oklahoma City metropolitan from tornadoes can be minimized by learning more area. There are lessons to be learned from these events about them, planning for them, understanding the for further mitigation of damage and reduction in warning process, and following basic safety rules. casualties. On average, 1200 tornadoes are reported in the The primary dangers for humans associated with United States each year. While statistics appear to in- tornadoes are those produced by extremely high wind, dicate an increase in the occurrence of tornadoes since the impact of debris propelled by high wind, destruc- the 1950s, that trend is more likely due to advances in tion of mobile homes, collapse of buildings, and over- the observing, reporting, and documentation turning or tossing of vehicles. Statistics continue to process. Most of the increase in tornadoes since the

Journal

Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: May 1, 2000

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial