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A guide about tornadoes, preparedness, and Kentucky disaster relief resources.
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Selected Books on Tornadoes

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Tornado Hunter - Tim Samaras; Stefan Bechtel; Greg Forbes (Foreword by)
Call Number: QC955.5.U6 B427 2009 Science Library
ISBN: 9781426203022
Publication Date: 2009-05-19
Of nature's weapons, tornadoes are among the most unforgiving. Here is an unforgettable portrait of these storms and one extraordinary man who challenged them.

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The Tornado - Thomas P. Grazulis
Call Number: QC955 .G74 2001 Science Library
ISBN: 0806132582
Publication Date: 2001-04-15
"Filled with dramatic accounts of tornado touchdowns, this book addresses the whirlwind of questions surrounding the phenomenon of the tornado.

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Storm Warning - Nancy Mathis
Call Number: QC955.5.U6 M38 2007 Science Library
ISBN: 9780743280532
Publication Date: 2007-03-06
"Storm Warning is an account of one of the most terrible tornadoes in history - and the extraordinary people who kept it from becoming the deadliest." "May 3, 1999, is a day that Oklahomans will never forget. By the time the sun set over a ravaged plain, some 71 tornadoes had claimed 11,000 homes and businesses and caused a billion dollars in damages. One of them was a mile-wide monster of incredible power, the fiercest F5 twister to hit a metropolitan area, and whose 300 mph winds were the fastest ever recorded on the planet." "Journalist Nancy Mathis draws on numerous interviews to weave the story of those few terrifying hours that irrevocably changed the lives of many Oklahomans. -- From book cover.

 

Tornado Resources

This guide on tornadoes provides a wide variety of resources from research, tornado preparedness to disaster relief resources for Kentucky.  In addition, there are resources specifically for the survivors of the March 2012 outbreak.

 

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