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Tornadoes (Overview)

Tornadoes are a form of natural disaster that consists of a pillar of rotating air that can destroy objects and harm people in its path.


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How are tornados rated?

How are tornados rated?

Rated 0-5: Tornadoes are among the most dangerous storms on Earth and, as meteorologists strive to protect vulnerable populations through early warning, it helps to classify storms by severity and potential damage.

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Tornadoes (Overview)

Tornadoes are a form of natural disaster that consists of a pillar of rotating air that can destroy objects and harm people in its path.


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How dangerous are tornadoes?

How dangerous are tornadoes?

Very dangerous: Tornadoes are extremely dangerous. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. They are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling heavy objects through the air.
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What are the signs of a tornado?

What are the signs of a tornado?

Dark skies and...: Dark, often greenish clouds, filling the sky. A wall cloud, which is an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstorm. Clouds of debris. Large hail. A funnel cloud (a visible rotating extension of the cloud base). Roaring noises that continue. ...Read more

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Why can't you drive in tornado watch?

See below: You can drive. However, if there is a real threat for a tornado, a warning instead of a watch, it is probably best not to. A car is not a safe place to be in a tornado. ...Read more

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What should I do in case of a tornado?

Tornado preparedness: This fema site provides excellent recommendations: http://www. Ready. Gov/tornadoes. ...Read more

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Are mobile homes safe in a tornado zone?

Are mobile homes safe in a tornado zone?

They are not safe: Not safe during a tornado... do not seek shelter in a hallway or bathroom of a mobile home. If you have access to a shelter, go there. Do not wait until you can see the tornado. ...Read more

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What should I do if there's a tornado watch?

Follow plans: Review and discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your designated safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! ...Read more

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What if I'm in my car and a tornado is coming?

What if I'm in my car and a tornado is coming?

Shelter: Buckle your seat belt, and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. If you encounter dangerous flying debris along the way, pull over and park. Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows, covering with your hands and a blanket if possible. ...Read more

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Will my community warn me if a tornado is coming?

Community waning: Know your community's warning system. Communities have different ways of warning residents about tornados, with many having sirens intended for outdoor warning purposes. ...Read more

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Should I lie on my baby if a tornado is bearing down?

Should I lie on my baby if a tornado is bearing down?

Might help: A mother in indiana recently saved her baby by lying on them during a tornado, but unfortunately lost her own life in the process. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tornadoes be harmful to your health?

Yes: Only if a flying object strikes you. Or winds force you abruptly into another object. ...Read more

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What if I don't have an underground or tornado safe room?

Go to strongest room: If there's a tornado coming... use a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building. ...Read more

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Where can I get information about tornados in the vicinity?

NOAA Weather Radio: During any storm, listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about tornado watches and warnings. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tornado watch and tornado warning?

Severity: In a tornado watch, circumstances are such that tornados are possible. A tornado warning means a tornado has been cited, and there is imminent danger to your life and property. ...Read more

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Where can I get more information about what to do during a tornado?

Healthtap...: ...But we need to know the question. What topic are you looking for more information on? ...Read more

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