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Date Posted: March 31, 2017
 

Severe weather in the United States causes numerous deaths and injuries and billions of dollars of damage.In a typical year, more than 1,200 tornadoes occur throughout the United States and nearly 12,000  reports of wind and hail are received from local law enforcement and the public. National Weather Service forecasters are the first line of defense in predicting severe weather.