News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Wayside Furniture

Akron BioInnovation


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Science and Technology


KSU researchers follow the path of deadly OK tornado
A damage assessment team will film the path of the tornado to document the recovery and learn how to improve disaster readiness 
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR
and GRACE MURRAY


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma has been ranked EF5, the highest possible damage ranking. Wind speeds are estimated to have exceeded 200 mph.
Courtesy of Studio 1984/Flickr/CC
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A researcher from Kent State University is heading to Oklahoma to study the damage from this week’s deadly tornado. WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports the research could enhance recovery efforts, and save lives in future disasters.

LISTEN: Studying the path of destruction

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)


Doctoral student Adam Cinderich is part of a damage assessment team in Kent State’s geography department. He was already heading to Joplin, Missouri this week to mark recovery efforts exactly two years after a tornado there killed 162 people. Now he will use a dash cam fitted with a GPS signal to study the path of the twister that tore through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24.

Cinderich says, “when we go down every six months, we’re able to collect the same path and monitor recovery over time.”

Andrew Curtis leads the research effort.  He says the data will help town planners not just rebuild homes and businesses, but recover a sense of community.    

Curtis says, “When you see these events you realize they have a very traumatic impact on many people so that’s why we work on these so in future events some of that impact can be lessened.”

Curtis says disaster assessment can also help save lives.  Several states are requiring schools to add safe rooms where students can shelter during tornados based on past data.

(Click image for larger view.)

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University