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A Tornado's Costly Path

A TORNADO'S COSTLY PATH One-quarter of businesses that close after a Three-quarters of all tornados result in damages under $50,000 BUT out of 1,200 tornados per year With 6% creating over $500,000 in damages annually 300 create more than $50,000 in damages disaster never reopen THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN F-SCALE STRENGTH AND COST OF TORNADO DAMAGE $1,200,000- Damage from an F0 tornado is normalized to $1,000, and the other amounts represent damage from a comparable tornado with a higher F-scale rating $1,000,000 $800,000 $600,000 $400,000 $200,000 FO F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F-Scale Rating TORNADO DISASTER RETURN PERIOD IN YEARS Average years between FEMA declared tornado disasters for each US county, December 1964 - October 2013 TOP 10 COSTLY TORNADOS (COST IN MILLIONS OF 2007 DOLLARS ADJUSTED ACCORDING TO INFLATION) 3 4 10 CITY, STATE> Moore, OK Oklahoma City, OK Wichita Falls TX Lubbock, TX Topeka, KS Hartford, CT Athens, GA Xenia, OH Moore, OK Worcester, MA YEAR> 2013 1999 1979 1970 1966 1979 1973 1974 2003 1953 COST) $2,000 (est) $1,244 $1,142 $722 $640 $571 $528 $420 $417 $405 F-SCALE) 5 4 Key (years): 48+ 48 24 16 TORNADO ALLEY MN SD IA NE IL IN KS MO KY OLD NEW TN ок AR MS AL LA тX WORSE AND BEST 6 COUNTIES WITH HIGHEST 19 STATES THAT HAVE NEVER INCIDENTS OF TORNADO DISASTERS HAD A TORNADO DISASTER TORNADO COUNTY Alaska New Hampshire DISASTERS Arizona New Jersey Lonoke, Arkansas California New Mexico Faulkner, Arkansas Delaware Oregon Includes all FEMA declared disasters from May 1953 to October 2013. (32 counties have suffered 3 tornado disasters in this period) District of Columbia Rhode Island Howard, Arkansas Hawaii Vermont Pulaski, Arkansas Idaho Virginia Maine Washington Latimer, Oklahoma Montana West Virginia 4. Tulsa, Oklahoma Nevada Expected Relative Damage л.

A Tornado's Costly Path

shared by globaldatavault on Apr 29
Data shows that America's Tornado alley has grown in size since the 1950's. 32 counties have had a tornado 3 times since 1953


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