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Are We Headed for Another Civil War?

America is splintering into diametrically opposed factions. Radicals on both sides of the polarizing political spectrum continue to sling barbs and diatribes toward one another with little prospect of reconciliation. Unfounded claims of a stolen election beat the slow drum of war on the far right while left-leaning zealots believe democracy itself is under attack…

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Tornado Shelters Are Becoming More Popular

Where would your family seek cover during a tornado? While more than 1,200 tornadoes touchdown annually in the United States, millions of residents don’t have adequate storm protection. While advances in meteorology have improved tornado warning response times, the window of opportunity to escape harm is narrow. Without a tornado shelter, most storm-stricken residents resort…

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How Many Tornadoes Will We See in 2024?

Do you know that Japanese weather patterns can affect the annual number of tornadoes in the United States? Although the island nation is thousands of miles from the heart of Tornado Alley, migrating sea surface temperatures off Japan’s eastern coast in the winter can fuel North America’s springtime weather. Weather and climate don’t happen in…

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Why Don’t We Name Tornadoes?

Depending on their velocity and targeted population concentrations, tornadoes can pack similar strength to a hurricane, albeit for shorter durations. Tornadoes can also strike further inland leaving no community insulated from sporadic storms. On average, more people are killed in tornadoes (71) than hurricanes (+40) annually. With such striking similarities, reasonable minds would believe that…

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Spring Tornado Hits western North Carolina

You may be thinking, “What does a factory in North Carolina know about tornadoes?” While conventional wisdom suggests that engineers a thousand miles away from Tornado Alley wouldn’t understand the complexities of Texas-sized twisters, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Last night, a tornado touched down within miles of our Wilkesboro factory, downing tree…

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