Female Storms Worse Than Male Storms

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By WSIL Manager

WSIL -- A new study out of the University of Illinois shows that hurricanes with female names are deadlier than ones named after men.

Researchers tracked nearly one-hundred hurricanes over sixty years.

They found that storms with male names killed fifteen people on average, while the death toll from storms named after females was nearly three-times greater.

The authors say one reason for the discrepancy is a storm with a feminine name is somehow perceived as less threatening.

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