Resilience Blog

2023 Tornado Season Chalks Up Big Losses Early

Max Dorfman, Research Writer, Triple-I (04/26/2023) With more than 400 tornadoes reported so far this year, 2023 is already set […]

Short Data History Makes It Hard to Tie Tornado to Climate Change

Jeff Dunsavage, Senior Research Analyst, Triple-I (12/14/2021) It’s tempting to link extreme weather events like last week’s “quad-state tornado” to […]

Is the Latest Twister Disaster an Anomaly or “the New Normal?”

Jeff Dunsavage, Senior Research Analyst, Triple-I (12/13/2021) Friday night’s tornado outbreak is set to become the worst and deadliest on […]

Ten years after deadly tornado, Joplin Missouri is disaster-ready

May 22 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Joplin, Missouri, tornado – the deadliest single tornado event in U.S. history. […]

Some Experts Suggest Retiring the Name “Tornado Alley”

Jeff Dunsavage, Senior Research Analyst, Triple-I 04/06/21 What’s in a name? If you live in “Tornado Alley,” there might be […]

Southern states brace for severe storms

The Storm Prediction Center has issued its highest threat level forecast for severe weather, called a “high risk”, from parts […]

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tornadoes

By Scott Holeman, Media Relations Director, Triple-I 03/02/21 This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Triple-I encourages you to develop a […]

Triple-I paper looks at convective storms, mitigation, and resilience

Severe convective storms—tornadoes, hail, drenching thunderstorms with lightning, and damaging straight-line winds—are among the biggest threats to life and property […]

Tornado facts and safety

When atmospheric conditions are right, tornadoes can strike with little warning and cause grave amounts of damage in a very […]

Facts + Statistics: Tornadoes and thunderstorms

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm and comes into contact with the […]