Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes

  • Authors
  • Kevin M. Simmons
  • Daniel Sutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
    Pages 9-44
  4. Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
    Pages 45-116
  5. Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
    Pages 213-241
  6. Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter
    Pages 243-257
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-282

About this book


For almost a decade, economists Kevin M. Simmons and Daniel Sutter have been studying the economic effects and social consequences of the approximately 1,200 tornadoes that touch down across the United States annually. During this time, they have compiled information from sources such as NOAA and the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the casualties caused by tornadoes and to evaluate the National Weather Service (NWS)’s efforts to reduce these casualties. Their unique database has enabled this fascinating and game-changing study for meteorologists, social scientists, emergency managers, and everyone studying severe weather, policy, disaster management, or applied economics.


Damage Cost Fujita Scale Natural Disaster Tornado Impacts Tornado Sirens

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Meteorological Society 2011
  • Publisher Name American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-878220-99-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-935704-02-7
  • About this book
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