~Deadliest Year For Tornadoes~

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    2011 has become the deadliest year for tornadoes since 1950. So far, there have been 520 deaths from tornadoes, this year, so far, with still some missing and plenty injured.
    The lastest tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri was devastating, an F-5.
    A few weeks back, here in the south in my area, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee were hit bad, and we lost 34 people in my state, and the worst devastation was a few short miles from me.
    I drove by to see beautiful homes completely snatched off their foundations!
    And families who lost children..it's sickening- and quite sad.
     
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    Obama goes to Joplin...
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    Obama says Joplin shows world how to come together
    29 May`11 - President Obama views damage from the tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., with residents on Sunday.
     
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    E-4 twister devastates Granbury, Texas...
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    Texas tornado devastation includes Habitat homes
    May 16,`13 -- Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 16 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens.
     
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    The weather channel sent out a crew of tornado hunters (at taxpayer expense?) and they haven't found one so far. Who do we blame for the outbreak in 1950? Global cooling?
     
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    Granbury starting to recover from tornado devastation...
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    7 Texans missing after tornadoes found safe; death toll remains at 6
    May 17, 2013, People who were missing in the wake of the destructive tornadoes in North Texas have been found safe, officials said Friday, but they didn't indicate when residents of one hard-hit neighborhood will be allowed to return to survey damage to their homes.
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    Tornado-ravaged Texas town to start recovery
    May. 17,`13 — Residents whose homes were torn apart or blown away by a North Texas deadly tornado can soon return to retrieve what belongings may be left and start cleaning up, authorities said Friday.

     
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    Tornado activity hits 60-year low
    Doyle Rice, USA TODAY12:45 a.m. EDT May 10, 2013

    The USA in the past 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011.

    Just two years after a ferocious series of tornado outbreaks killed hundreds of Americans, the USA so far this year is enjoying one of the calmest years on record for twisters. Through Thursday, tornadoes have killed only three Americans in 2013; by the end of May 2011, 543 Americans had died.

    The seven people killed from May 2012 to April 2013 is the fewest in a 12-month period since five people died in September 1899-August 1900, according to Harold Brooks, research meteorologist with the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla.

    The year-to-date count of tornadoes is probably approaching the lower 10% of all years on record, said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman.

    The reason: An unusually cool weather pattern from the Rockies to the East Coast. "Generally, the lower the temperature and/or the drier the air, the lower the number of thunderstorms," said AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

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    Tornado activity hits 60-year low
    we need to add 6 to that red line above.
     
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    Search operation almost complete, teachers were heroes at saving kids...
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    Search for Okla. tornado survivors nearly complete
    May 21,`13 -- Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.
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    Teachers credited with saving students in Okla.
    May 21,`13 -- The principal's voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and wait for their parents to pick them up.
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    Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb
    May 21,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Everything had to come together just perfectly to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla.: wind speed, moisture in the air, temperature and timing. And when they did, the awesome energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
     

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