Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado 16 February 2016

Managing Disaster: A new report on the 2013 Oklahoma Tornado

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, have released a new report on the emergency management response to the May 2013 EF-5 tornado that struck central Oklahoma. 

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