Despite advances in science, tornadoes take deadly toll

Reuters - Engineers know how to build shelters that provide extensive protection from tornadoes, and weather forecasting advances make it easier than ever for experts to predict, spot and track twisters.

It is one of the terrible paradoxes of this spring's deadly spate of U.S. tornadoes.

Engineers know how to build shelters that provide extensive protection from tornadoes, and weather forecasting advances make it easier than ever for experts to predict, spot and track twisters.

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"When a killer wind directly hits a population, people are likely going to die," said Brian Ancell, a researcher with the atmospheric science group at Texas Tech University.

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