Tornadoes are one of the most severe storm in the US today
What is a Tornado?
A Tornado is a common severe storm that kills on average, 60 people per year. Tornadoes destroy houses and throw cars across fields.
How does a Tornado form?
A Tornado forms when warm air and cold air at 2 different altitudes blow at two different speeds most likely 73-112 mph creating a funnel cloud to form a tornado. Also hail and rain in a thunderstorm can cause a funnel to touch down making a tornado.
Historical Events of a Tornado
One decade ago: In 1999 the biggest tornado in Salt lake City Utah occurred and 1 died 99 people hurt and 375 homes damaged, $3.2 million dollars in damages.
75 years ago: In 1925 the Tri-State tornado, the deadliest tornado in U.S history,strikes Missouri,Illinois, and Indiana, killing nearly 700 people , 2000 people were injured the cost in damage is $18 Million.
How to Stay Safe from Tornadoes
- Listen to weather radios to listen for Tornado watches and warnings
- There are certain positions ( put your hands over head and crouch on the floor) to go in when you don't have a basement to keep you safe
- Go to underground shelters,safe rooms, and your basement because a tornado cant go underground and you will be safe
- Tornado drills
- Go to a windowless room so glass doesn't fall on you
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