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Tornados

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Coverage of tornados since July 21, 2021.

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Environment Canada issues funnel cloud weather advisory for London and Middlesex County

"...If conditions become more favourable for a tornado, Environment Canada will issue watches and warnings..."

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Conditions in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent 'favourable' for funnel clouds: Environment Canada

"...Should conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornados, Environment Canada says it will update its watches and warnings..."

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Two tornadoes confirmed by Environment Canada hit Southwestern Ontario

"...WINDSOR, ONT. -- Environment Canada has confirmed two tornadoes touched down during a severe thunderstorm event that took place on Saturday, July 24..."

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Ontario offers disaster recovery assistance program for Barrie residents affected by tornado

"...The Ontario government has activated its disaster recovery assistance program for the part of Barrie that was affected by the EF-2 tornado on July 15..."

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Ontario activates Disaster Recovery Assistance program for Barrie tornado victims

"...BARRIE, ONT. -- Barrie residents impacted by a devastating tornado earlier this month will receive help from the province..."

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Barrie tornado prompts calls for hurricane straps to protect homes in severe weather

"...The July 15 tornado in Barrie prompted a renewed push for the province to include hurricane straps, ties or screws into the building code to help protect roofs and reduce damage..."

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Rain gear required Tuesday with storms in the forecast

"...According to Environment Canada, the first round of showers will end later this morning, but it predicts more rain this afternoon, with a risk for thunderstorms continuing into the evening..."

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City seeks provincial funding for Barrie tornado victims

"...BARRIE, ONT. -- The City of Barrie is unsure whether it will receive emergency funding from the province following a tornado 10 days ago..."

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Canada's building codes need more tornado-specific protections: engineering experts

"...TORONTO -- In the wake of a devastating tornado that displaced more than 100 residents in southern Ontario earlier this month, engineering experts are calling for Canada’s building codes to be updated to include more protections against the natural disasters..."

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Tornado clean-up continues in Barrie one week later

"...As the neighbourhood works its way towards a semblance of normalcy, the city is conducting its first recycling pick-up for residents in the affected tornado neighbourhoods Thursday..."

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Tornado warning issued for Wetaskiwin County

"...A tornado warning was issued at 9:08 p. m. for Wetaskiwin County..."

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Tornado watch issued for parts of central Alberta Globalnews.ca

"...Environment Canada issued a tornado watch for parts of central Alberta on Wednesday night while a number of those areas were also under a severe thunderstorm warning..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention tornados.

Capital Daily Podcast - May 22, 2020

Duration: 10:51

"...A once in a lifetime tornado hits the island, an app designed to stop drug overdoses labelled “out of touch” and another bear sighting in Victoria. ..."

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Navigating COVID-19 #6: Risk management

Duration: 30:45

"...Risk management is used primarily to identify the steps we can take to avoid loss or lessen the impact of threats such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and terrorism..."

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Navigating COVID-19: Risk management

Duration: 30:00

"...Risk management is used primarily to identify the steps we can take to avoid loss or lessen the impact of threats such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and terrorism..."

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Wetlands, Disasters, and the resilience of our planet

Duration: 34:57

"...Join host Jennifer Sanford for a conversation with Dr..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about tornados.

Town Hit by Storm Like In Horror Movie

"...Terrifying scenes showing heavy rain and hurricane-force winds hitting a small town in the USA with top speeds of up to 230 km/h..."

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Weather Radar 101

"...It works by sending out pulses of microwave energy and by listening as those pulses bounce back, off objects in the atmosphere, such as rain drops, snowflakes, and hail..."

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Deer Freaks Out Because of Hurricane-force Winds | Derecho (Iowa, August 10, 2020)

"...Terrifying scenes showing a front yard getting devastated by hurricane-force winds and gusts of up to 230 km/h..."

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Tornado Hits Intersection In New York City

"...#Throwback: Spectacular footage capturing a tornado hitting an intersection in New York City just as the evening rush hour was beginning on September 16th, 2010 at around 5:30 pm..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about tornados relevant to the latest news.

Hazard Risk Mitigation for a Sustainable Built Environment

"...This paper presents the concept of hazard risk mitigation for a sustainable built environment, analysing the most dangerous types of environmental hazards causing important social and economic damage in Romania: earthquakes, landslides and subsidence, storms and tornadoes, highlighting imperative risk mitigation actions..."

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Local Failure Mechanism of RC Slabs Subjected to Deformable Projectile Impact

"...In recent years, there is a concern on the possible damage of vital structures such as nuclear facilities impacted by tornado-borne missiles because tornadoes frequently occurred due to the climate change..."

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Elastic Properties of Steel-Cord Rubber Conveyor Belt

"...Critically, to date no investigative work has been performed on the mechanical behaviour of SCBs subjected to the extreme dynamic-loading conditions of tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and tornados..."

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Context enabled decision aids to support the situation awareness and performance of risk engineers carrying out loss prevention

"...This routine inspection helps clients reduce the extent of damages caused by high-speed wind events including hurricane and tornado..."

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Relationship between selected percentiles and return periods of extreme events

"...Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change..."

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Probabilistic Tornado Hazard Criterion for the Nuclear Facilities Siting Areas

"...Due to the significant potential danger of destructive effects of tornadoes on nuclear facilities (NF), national and international safety standards for NF provide for the study of the climate regime of tornadoes and the organization of appropriate protection of NF..."

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Impact of knowledge, concern and awareness about global warming and global climatic change on environmental behavior

"...Changes in the climate resulting from global warming cause increases in meteorological events such as drought, desertification, imbalance and deviations of precipitation, floods, typhoon, storm and tornado..."

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Thresholds

"...Have human activities such as deforestation and urban sprawl, natural resource consumption, and pollution exceeded the capability of the planet to absorb these actions? It does appear that we have exceeded many critical environmental thresholds such as the ocean?s capacity to absorb CO2..."

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Using tornado-related weather data to route unmanned aerial vehicles to locate damage and victims

"...This paper presents a framework for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with cameras and wireless sensors to search an area after the occurrence of a tornado..."

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Identification on Dominant Oscillation Based on EMD and Prony?s Method Approach

"...The validation of the methods are done on real frequency signal obtained from FNET/GridEye, GPS-synchronized wide-area frequency measurement network obtained during tornado outbreak in Southeastern U..."

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Thunderstorms, Lightning, and Tornadoes

"...Storm is any disturbed state of the atmosphere, affecting the earth?s surface and causing destructive weather..."

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An automatic identifying method of the squall line based on Hough transform

"...The squall line is a linear mesoscale convective system often seen in summer, which could bring severe disasters, such as thunderstorms, hails and tornadoes..."

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