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Natural Disasters, Terrifying Tornadoes
Transcript of Natural Disasters, Terrifying Tornadoes
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?
LOOK OUT FOR
-Dark, often greenish sky
-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.