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USA: Alabama tornado outbreak 2011

Total number of news: 7

date: 16 April 2012
Source(s): Emergency Management magazine

'Experience has shown us through disasters that people will not go to a shelter where they couldn't take their animals,' said Martin White, animal control officer. 'So we went in with the Red Cross to set up these little animal shelters adjacent to these human shelters'...

date: 4 April 2012
Source(s): United States of America - government

The National Emergency Grant will be used to create jobs for those affected by tornadoes, floods and severe storms in 2011, according to the Missouri governor's office...

date: 2 February 2012
Source(s): University of Alabama (UAB)

'Our first goal is to save lives. So, the recommendations related to storm shelters and preparedness – the recommendation on how we warn our citizens – will probably be the most important'...

date: 8 November 2011
Source(s): Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Addressing security experts attending the second annual Maritime Risk Symposium, Admiral Thad Allen didn’t downplay the need to keep preparing for disasters. But he focused on the concept of resiliency – the ability to act when things don’t go as planned - especially when facing 'black swan' events...

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date: 27 October 2011
Source(s): TimesDaily.com

Preliminary suggestions include the need for areas-specific warnings and for public education about disaster preparedness in ways they can relate to, as well as multiple complaints about failure of warning signals...

date: 20 September 2011
Source(s): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America - gov

NOAA’s National Weather Service released its final assessment report on the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The report identifies best practices and makes recommendations to help save more lives during future violent tornadoes...

date: 13 July 2011
Source(s): Homeland Security Newswire LLC

Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville are analysing radar data from 27 April 2011, the day of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in US history. They are merging the information with detailed storm surveys and other data to learn more and eventually make tornado warnings more effective...