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Personal growth often coexists with post-traumatic stress following natural disasters

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 18:38
The 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, was one of the most destructive in US history -- killing 161 people, injuring 1,150 and destroying approximately one-third of the city's homes. Researchers have found that survivors of natural disasters have the potential to experience positive changes or growth in addition to the stress they experience. Researchers say this finding can help those working in communities after a disaster.

Breakthrough in tornado short-term forecasting could mean earlier, more accurate warnings

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 18:47
Researchers have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes additional warning time. Using high-altitude turbulence radar can help researchers detect specific tornado signatures, with 90 percent accuracy within a 100-kilometer radius.