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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.
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.
Interactives: Disaster-proofing your house | Database of disasters
INTERACTIVE: Is your home ready for a disaster?
Was your home built with hurricane clips? Is the garage reinforced? What can you do to make sure your home is ready for the next disaster?
VIDEO: Where is the safest place during tornado?
With so many choices, where is the safest place in your home during a tornado?
Money spent beforehand blunts the impact of disasters
The rule of thumb is that every dollar spent on preparedness saves $4 in recovery costs. That’s $4 taxpayers won’t have to spend.
Search the database: Every FEMA-declared disaster since 1953
How many flood disasters have hit Iowa in the past 50 years? Has New York ever suffered a damaging earthquake? Search a database of every FEMA-declared disaster since 1953. Sort by state, county / local area, date and disaster type.
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