Deadly Season

Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks

Authors: Simmons, Kevin, Daniel, Sutter

  • Examines the factors that contributed to the outcomes of tornadoes
  • Written by experts
  • Focuses on selected topics
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In 2011, despite continued developments in forecasting, tracking, and warning technology, the United States was hit by the deadliest tornado season in decades. More than 1,200 tornadoes touched down, shattering communities and their safety nets and killing more than 500 people—a death toll unmatched since 1953. Drawing on the unique analysis described in their first book, Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes, economists Kevin M. Simmons and Daniel Sutter here examine the factors that contributed to the outcomes of such tornadoes as the mid-April outbreak that devastated communities in North Carolina, the “Super Outbreak” across the southern and eastern United States in late April, and the single, mile-wide funnel that touched down in Joplin, Missouri, among others, in late May.

About the authors

KEVIN M. SIMMONS is the Corrigan Chair of Economics at Austin College. In 2009 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to work with the International Center for Geohazards in Oslo. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas Tech University where he developed a research interest in the economics of natural hazards. His articles are widely cited and have appeared in journals from a variety of academic disciplines including engineering, sociology, law, meteorology as well as economics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The 2011 Tornado Season in Historical Perspective

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Southeastern Vulnerability and the April 27–28 Tornado Outbreak

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Extreme Vulnerability versus Extreme Weather in the 2011 Season

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

  • Doppler Radar, Warnings, and Electric Power

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Recovery from Tornadoes

    Simmons, Kevin M. (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deadly Season
Book Subtitle
Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright Holder
American Meteorological Society
eBook ISBN
978-0-933876-12-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-933876-12-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
104
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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