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Living Through a Tornado Does Not Shake Optimism


March 1, 2013

image of homes destroyed by Joplin tornado Even in the face of a disaster, we remain optimistic about our chances of injury compared to others, according to a new study. Residents of a town struck by a tornado thought their risk of injury from a future tornado was lower than that of peers, both a month and a year after the destructive twister. Such optimism could undermine efforts toward emergency preparedness. Photo by Jace Anderson, FEMA Full Story

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