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Transcript of Tornadoes
They extend from... Tornado Alley
where there is warm, moist air and cool, dry air
Which season do they occur in? house: have radio, surround with mattresses, stay low
outside: find shelter, away from large buildings, crouch/lay flat
car: pull over, seat belt, head down OR: exit car, get lower than road listed from least to worst cool, dry air + warm moist air instability in atmosphere change in speed, direction funnel effect TORNADO Branches broken off trees
minor roof damage
mobile home pushed off foundations
Mobile homes demolished
strong built homes unroofed
cars lifted off the ground;
strong built homes have outside walls blown away
Houses leveled leaving piles of debris
cars thrown 300 yards or more in the air Inconceivable damage. If a tornado with the maximum wind speed above of F5 occurs, the extent and types of damage may not be conceived. A number of missiles such as iceboxes, water heaters, storage tanks, automobiles, etc. will create serious secondary damage on structures. Some Famous Tornadoes April 3-4, 1974, in large part of eastern U.S.
148 tornadoes in 24 hours (many violent)
Damage $600+ million April 27, 2011, in southeast portions of U.S.
287 tornado reports in 24 hours (many violent)
Numerous highly populated areas hit 3 EF 5 tornadoes, 13 EF 4 tornadoes
354 deaths, and thousands of injuries
Damage $1+ billion http://tornado-facts.com/tornado-pictures/ Bibliography- Pictures http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/01424/what_are_tornadoes.htm can suck up animals, automobiles, and even houses
ranked second in storm damage
travels at 25-50 mph-- approximately same as greyhound
after traveling a few miles, starts to wear out
waterspout: weak tornado that forms over water
winds up to 318 mph
measured on the Fujita scale named after Dr. T. Theodore Fujita
Usually starts off as a white or gray cloud, but may eventually turns it into black one.
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