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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.
10 costliest disasters in history
The rule of thumb is that every dollar spent on preparedness saves $4 in recovery costs, according to a report by the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Mutihazard Mitigation Council. That’s $4 taxpayers won’t have to spend. Take a look back at the 10 most expensive disasters in U.S. history and what they cost us.
Separating tornado facts from fiction
Whether you live in Tornado Alley or you've never had the misfortune of hearing the wail of a tornado siren, you probably have heard some old wives' tales about twisters. What's true, and what isn't?
Are we prepared? Disasters prove more costly as people move into storm-prone areas
The United States has more than doubled in population since 1950. Fifty-three percent of Americans now live in the 17 percent of counties sitting on a coast. Development is happening in vulnerable places.
MAP: What disaster conditions are you at risk for?
See which areas of the United States are likely to be impacted by disaster conditions including, hurricanes and tornadoes.
QUIZ: Are you ready? Test your emergency prep knowledge
Are you disaster-ready? See how much you know about disaster preparedness with this quiz.
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