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  • "Several interviewees said they spent time seeking confirmation of a tornado and went to a safe location only after they saw a twister.

    The report also found that many people minimized the threat of personal risk through a thought process called optimism bias, the belief that such bad things only happen to other people.

    Tornado forecasts aren't the only natural disaster warnings that people ignore: Coastal residents also sometimes ignore hurricane warnings, either because they have no way to evacuate or do not think the storms poses a significant threat."

    - Why People Don't Heed Tornado Warnings,, 10 March 2009.

    March 30, 2009