Tornadoes Becoming A Smaller Death Risk Since 1925

Your chances of being killed by a car are several orders of magnitude higher.

http://www.norman.noaa.gov/

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2 Responses to Tornadoes Becoming A Smaller Death Risk Since 1925

  1. Latitude says:

    You know…..
    They can’t really compare this according to millions of people.
    Population has grown 10 times since then….that’s 10 times more targets.

  2. The Brooks and Doswell paper had a graph of the annual death toll normalized by population of the US through 2000.

    Considering that a vast majority of tornadoes happen in a relatively small area of the country, it’s interesting that they normalize it by the entire population. I wonder how many shark deaths occur per year in Kansas.

    For instance, while the US population is 50:307::1880:2010 (6.1 times), Missouri (where most of the tornado deaths occurred this year) is 2.2:6.0::1880:2010 (2.7 times)

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