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Hurricanes, Tornadoes & Severe Storms: Are you ready?

Computerized weather forecasting is increasingly accurate, yet death, injury, and property damage caused by severe weather is on the rise. Last year, in fact, tornado-related deaths hit record-breaking numbers. We hear how meteorologists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are tackling the challenge -- and trying to convince all Americans to take weather threats seriously.

Footage of the 2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado

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