Lake Tahoe Community College Honors Instructor Killed in Tornado

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“The DRI family was very saddened to learn of the passing of Carl Young. Carl had a rare passion for meteorology and a true tenacity for understanding extreme weather phenomena through science and data analysis. We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Carl, fellow storm chasers Tim and Paul Samaras and all of the victims of the violent and tragic storms that impacted large tracts of the U.S. recently.” – Steve Wells, DRI President

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - Leaders at Lake Tahoe Community College are expressing their condolences to the family of Carl Young, who died chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma.

The college says Young taught geology at the community college in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Young was killed in an EF3 tornado Friday alongside fellow storm chasers Tim Samaras and Paul Samaras.
The college says Young was admired by his peers and students. The Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees named Young as a distinguished alumnus in 2010 for his research and work.

College Superintendent and President Kindred Murillo says Young's "groundbreaking research" in the field of meteorological data will be used to save lives in the future.

Murillo says the Board of Trustees will consider dedicating this year's graduation in honor of Young.

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