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Tornadoes (Definition)

Tornadoes are a form of natural disaster that consists of a pillar of rotating air that can destroy objects and harm ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Is it true the most dangerous natural event is tornado? Is that because there is little warning?

Bad; not the worst: The most dangerous natural events in history have been epidemic infections which have killed millions during their course. The next most dangerous is earthquakes with subsequent tsunamis frequently killing hundreds of thousands at a time. Tornados can be pretty nasty but are localized, very destructive over a small area but nothing like the scale of epidemics and earthquakes. ...Read more

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Where should I go for shelter if driving and tornado warning?

Out of car: And into a ditch or into somebody's home where they will let you share their basement. Best not to be around structures which may be swept away by the winds or which may break up and throw materials at you. ...Read more

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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. http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/tornado3.htm ...Read more

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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: 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