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The Terrifying Aftermath of Tornadoes

The Terrifying Aftermath of Tornadoes "Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk." Spencer Bachus, Alabama Congressman TORNADOES or "TWISTER"or "CYCLONE": violently-rotating column of air that is in contact with both: the surface of the earth and cumulonimbus cloud Tornados are in the form of a visible condensation funnel narrow end touches the earth creating cloud of debris and dust About 1,000 tornadoes hit the United States every year. Many of these tornadoes affect America's Great Plains, an area also known as "Tornado Alley": Tornadoes can occur almost anywhere in the United States, including west of the Rockies and east of the Appalachians. Eastern South Dakota Nebraska Extreme tornadoes can attain wind speeds of more than 300 MPH, which stretch more than 2 miles across and stay on the ground for dozens of miles before dissipation. Eastern Colorado -Kansas Oklahoma The Texas Pannhandle Supercell tornadoes are most likėly to occur between 3:00 to 9:00 in the evening. MOTHER NATURE'S TWISTED WRATH Current tornado warnings have a 13-minute average lead time with 70% false alarm rate. The United States experiences an average of Tornadoes have been known to destroy houses without disturbing the following, lightweight objects: PLATES || GLASSES II LAMPS || PAPER 1,500 injuries caused by tornadoes, each year 80 deaths Most tornadoes have wind speeds that reach 110 miles per hour & span 250 feet across! Did you know? the deadliest tornado in American history was invisible! In 1925 the"Tri-State" tornado launched a 220-mile long and 1-mile wide path of destruction that resulted in: 60 - 70 MPH tornado winds (2X speed of an average tornado) Missouri Ilinois Indiana 2,000 people injured 700 people died $16 million property losses This event also holds the known record for most tornado fatalities in a single city or town: 234 = Murphysboro, Illinois. 2013 TORNADO FATALITIES BY U.S. STATES 2013 U.S. TORNADO FATALITIES BY CIRCUMSTANCE AS OF JULY 2013 AS OF JULY 2013 ARKANSAS IOWA MISSISSIPPI permanent building vehicle unknown mobile home home OKLAHOMA 33 12 12 10 TEXAS Top 10 Tornado States (frequency of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles) lowa - 6.6 Illinois - 6.2 PIA IN Indiana - 6.1 Kansas - 6.7 KS Maryland - 5.7 OK Oklahoma - 8.2 MS Mississippi - 5.7 LA Техas - 5.2 Florida - 9.4 Louisiana - 5.6 FL According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, most tornado deaths are caused by: I people who DO NOT follow adequate, safety instructions I people who are not warned about an approaching, tornadic storm Visit for severe weather updates, alerts and all you need to know to stay prepared for Mother Nature's unexpected twists of fate. sources: www.MattCuttsAlé

The Terrifying Aftermath of Tornadoes

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Tornadoes are considered to be one of the deadliest, natural forces on earth. In light of the recent Oklahoma tragedies that claimed 33 lives (with children accounting for a majority of fatalities), t...


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