ERIC Number: EJ748298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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The Tornado Hazard in Southern New England: History, Characteristics, Student and Teacher Perceptions
Lewis, Thomas R.
Journal of Geography, v105 n6 p259-267 2006
People generally do not perceive New England to be tornado-prone. Yet, there is a long history of such storms in the six states going back to the late seventeenth century. Usually, New England tornadoes are small and short-lived; even so, some have caused many deaths and much property damage. There is a greater probability for a person to be affected by a tornado in southern New England than in much of the American Midwest. As building and population density increases, so does the hazard potential. Data from awareness surveys indicate that the lack of tornado knowledge remains a serious problem for teachers, students, and the public, and government information about such storms is not being widely disseminated.
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Weather, Statistical Surveys, Consciousness Raising, Information Dissemination, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Access to Information, Historical Interpretation, Environmental Influences, Human Geography
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