Tornados

A tornado is a swirling funnel cloud traveling at high speeds formed from a thunderstorm

How Does a Tornado Form?

  • A tornado needs air at two different speeds and two different heights for it to come into effect
  • If air comes in to each other at opposite directions at a fairly high speed the tornado will be taller and bigger which makes it more dangerous

Historical Examples of Tornados

  • In the tornado of Xenia, Ohio 1974 30 people died, 1100 people were injured and more than 1000 homes were destroyed and there was 300 million dollars of damage
  • In the tornado of Salt Lake City, Utah in 1999 one person died, 99 people were injured and there was no information on houses being destroyed and there was 3.2 million dollars of damage  
This is some of the damage the tornado of Xenia, Ohio did
this is some of the damage the tornado of Salt Lake City, Utah did

How People Prepare for Tornadoes

  • Tornado drills
  • Super doppler 3000 - device meteorologists use to determine what kind of weather is coming
  • Tornado drills
  • Emergency kits
  • Escape routes
  • Concrete houses to protect from debris
  • Concrete bunkers with no windows

Sources

Works Cited

"10 Ways to Prepare for Tornadoes, Strong Winds and Hailstorms." MNN. Web. 20 Mar. 2015. <http://www.mnn.com/family/protection-safety/sponsor/10-ways-to-prepare-for-tornadoes-strong-winds-and-hailstorms>.

"How Do Tornadoes Form?" Dangerous Weather. Web. 19 Mar. 2015. <http://www.eo.ucar.edu/kids/dangerwx/tornado3.htm>

"Tornadoes." UCAR Center for Science Education. Web. 20 Mar. 2015. <http://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/tornadoes>.

"Tornadoes." UCAR Center for Science Education. Web. 20 Mar. 2015. <http://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/tornadoes>.

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