A DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE WARNING SYSTEMS IN THE TOPEKA, KANSAS TORNADO OF JUNE 8, 1966.
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER
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On June 8, 1966, a tornado struck Topeka, Kansas, killing 17 persons, injuring 550 others, and inflicting a record 80-100 million in property damage. Field teams from the Disaster Research Center DRC of the Ohio State University conducted a study of the overall community and organizational response to the disaster. The data disclosed extensive warning systems attributable to the repetitive occurrence of tornadoes in the state of Kansas. The multiplicity of these warning systems, in the context of a disaster subculture, provided adequate warning of the impending disaster for the population of Topeka, despite breakdowns in certain portions of these systems. Author
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