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Historic Tornado Outbreaks

Historic Tornado Outbreaks

April 29, 2011 | Permalink

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37 years of improvements in detection and still not a lot of improvement in preventing deaths.

Posted by: steveegg | Apr 29, 2011 5:46:52 PM

>> 37 years of improvements in detection and still not a lot of improvement in preventing deaths.

It's called "37 years of making lots more people".

This kind of metric is not meant to be measured in absolute numbers, but in ratios.

The 1900 Galveston Hurricane killed between 6k and 12k people, the most common figure being 8k. The US Census in 1900 showed 76,212,168 people -- in other words, one person in 10,000 died that single day.

In contrast, 3000 were killed on 911 with a 2000 census population of about 281,421,906, or one person in 94,000, almost one tenth of the toll.

By no means does this mean to minimize the personal losses felt of the victims, their families, etc., but, as a nation of 308,745,538 (2010 census), 300 people is a tiny drop in a pretty damned big bucket.

Posted by: O Bloody Hell | Jun 24, 2011 9:46:20 PM

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