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  • Develop methods to protect our increasingly aging population from tornadoes. Because of hearing or vision loss, elderly people may be unable to benefit from new technological developments in warning systems that depend on one's being able to see or hear well. Research is required to determine the best methods to warn and shelter this vulnerable segment of the population.
  • Standardize the collection of data by medical examiners or coroners following natural disasters.
  • Develop standard definitions for tornado-related injury and death.
  • Ensure that teams investigating the effects of tornadoes contain multidisciplinary components. Because tornado disasters involve the correlation of physical and meteorological information with epidemiologic data, multidisciplinary research teams are necessary to optimally study the health effects of tornadoes.
  • Conduct further research into the best use of the new technology and modern media resources for disseminating weather warnings. Concerns have arisen that frequent "false positive" tornado watches might make people less likely to seek shelter when warned in the future.