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East Pakistan Tornado

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Nicholas Tempesta

on 3 March 2015

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Transcript of East Pakistan Tornado

By Marlan And Nicholas
East Pakistan Tornado
When and where
Basic Knowledge of the Tornado and Causes
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Tornadoes are formed when
warm and cool air come
together, and a cross wind
causes them to mix.
When they mix they form the deadly force of nature that we call a tornado.
April 1969
- East Pakistan (Bangladesh)

-April 14 1969
What does a tornado consist of?
In a Tornado there is:
-sometimes lightning storms
-debris from destroyed buildings
-High Pressure
F0: 45-72 mph-Minor Tornado, nearly no damage except people blown around

F1: 72-112mph-Roof shingles pulled back, cars pushed off road

F2: 113-157mph-trees snapped, roofs pulled off

F3: 158-206mph-roofs and walls torn apart, heavy trucks lifted from ground

F4: 207-260mph-houses leveled, structures blown a distance from foundation

F5: 261-318mph-strong frame homes lifted from foundation, ground swept clean of debris

F6: 319-379mph-Not used because only 1 recorded F6 Tornado
Fujita Scale Tornado wind speed
Effects of East Pakistan 1969 Tornado
- Killed 660 people
- Over 4000 people were injured
- Another tornado happened just after this one
- 223 people killed from the second tornado
- Total of 883 deaths from both tornadoes
- Known as second deadliest tornado(es) of all time
-All trade routes were shut down for over 2 months
-approximately $4,000,000,000 property damage
Causes of 1969 East Pakistan Tornado
Responses to this Disaster
-The Government rebuilt and accepted money donations to help the victims of this disaster

-Research was started so they can predict the next Tornado and other natural disasters

-Was popular on the internet years later in terms of the most dangerous tornadoes
Interesting and Unique Facts
- Not as much knowledge of tornadoes at the time

-They had no detection of natural disasters

-Warm and cold fronts

- Buildings and houses not built to resist natural disasters

-This Tornado is rated number 2 for the deadliest Twisters of all recorded history

-Cyclones, and Tsunami's Destroyed the rest of East Pakistan claiming an additional 500,000 lives

- changed the name of east Pakistan to Bangladesh that same year
Pump Effect:
When Items get sucked into the funnel and thrown back out a far distance
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Geography class
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