Many states are increasing their emergency preparedness efforts to help minimize risks. By implementing new resources, local governments hope to ensure the safety of citizens throughout their regions. Some states have gone so far as to build disaster centers so that agencies will understand what needs to be done to aid in recovery efforts. The following is a look at some of the new disaster hubs built around the United States.
A new report shows that climate change may result inenhanced tornado generation. According to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "elevated greenhouse forcing" will lead to "increases in the occurrence of severe thunderstorm environments over the eastern United States," which can create optimal conditions for tornadoes.
In some cases, situations align and result in major catastrophes. This was the case in Colorado as a number of events led to massive flooding that devastated a significant portion of the state, displacing countless people and causing massive damage.