Direct estimation of the cost effectiveness of tornado shelters.

@article{Simmons2006DirectEO,
  title={Direct estimation of the cost effectiveness of tornado shelters.},
  author={Kevin M Simmons and Daniel Sutter},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={945-54}
}
This article estimates the cost effectiveness of tornado shelters using the annual probability of a tornado and new data on fatalities per building struck by a tornado. This approach differs from recent estimates of the cost effectiveness of tornado shelters in Reference 1 that use historical casualties. Historical casualties combine both tornado risk and resident action. If residents of tornado-prone states take greater precautions, observed fatalities might not be much higher than in states… CONTINUE READING

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