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Natural Disasters, Terrifying Tornadoes

Presentation about tornadoes.

Katie Gobel

on 7 May 2010

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Transcript of Natural Disasters, Terrifying Tornadoes

Terrifying Tornadoes Destroying everything in its path. How do they form?
Warm air goes up at a rapid pace and while the cold air is at the Earth's surface. When winds from two different directions collide they start to spin. The updrafts make the funnel cloud go in a vertical direction. The funnel cloud reaches the bottom of a cumulonimbus cloud. The funnel finally reaches the ground is now called tornado.
What do you see or hear?
-Dark, often greenish sky
-Wall cloud
-Large hail
-Loud roar; similar to a freight train
Did you know? The average speed of a tornado is 112 mph. Tornadoes form any time of the year. Most tornadoes
occur during March-June. How should you stand? You need to crouch tight and cover your head with your hands. Who is most at risk? -People in automobiles
-The elderly, very young, and the physically or mentally impaired
-People in mobile homes
-People who may not understand the warning due to a language barrier Tornadoes can be very destructive, causing loss of homes and lives.
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