Tragedy in Oklahoma

Tragedy in Oklahoma
Even when nature is to blame for such seemingly random devastation, the tragedy still remains profoundly human ["16 Minutes," June 3]. Early-warning, advanced weather-watching technologies or more safe rooms and shelters might have helped the people of Moore, Okla., but would have done little for their properties. For us Europeans, who use concrete and bricks in construction, we find images of whole neighborhoods entirely destroyed by the passing of a tornado completely unreal and even surreal. With such arbitrary loss of human life and the cost of damages in the billions, maybe it's time for...

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