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  • Damage From A Tornado
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    A tornado is a violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud. It is spawned by a thunderstorm (or sometimes as a result of a hurricane) and produced when cool air overrides a layer of warm air, forcing the warm air to rise rapidly. Tornadoes can cause a lot of damage and even deaths. The damage from a tornado is a result of the high wind velocity and wind-blown debris. Tornado season is generally March through August, although tornadoes can occur at any time of year. They te...
  • Every Four Tornadoes
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    Tornadoes are local storms of high-speed, rotating winds (Brown & Brown 219). They are strong windstorms that occur mostly in the central and southern U.S. during the spring and early summer. Tornadoes are formed when warmer, lighter air from the south gets trapped below heavier, colder air from the north. When this happens, warm air rushes upward and begins to spin. Winds may reach two hundred to five hundred miles per hour (Long 15). Tornadoes are small, intense storms. Six hundred to seven hu...
  • Shelter During A Tornado
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    Tornadoes Tornadoes could be one of the most amazing phenomenas ever, with their destructive power and its spontaneous movement it is looked at, as one of the most feared natural disasters ever. The United States is the #1 tornado country in the world. At an average 800 tornadoes a year that is the result of 80 deaths and 1500 injuries. Tornadoes can have damage pathways of one mile wide and 50 miles long. This is because the United States doesnt have many mountain ranges to block the dry air co...
  • Tornadoes Natural Disasters
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    Tornadoes, a horrifying, destructive natural disaster ripping apart the nation one twister at a time... The world's most violent cyclones; unpredictable columns of wind rotating at speeds exceeding 300 miles per hour forming from specific atmospheric conditions. These conditions are a southerly flow of warm, moist air and a high-level westerly flow of cool, dry air. This combination produces an unstable atmosphere capable of strong updrafts and heavy precipitation. Tornadoes can develop on any t...
  • Tri State Tornado
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    Tornadoes One of the most devastating natural disasters is the tornado. A tornado is so damaging due to its wind speeds. Of all the natural disasters, the tornado is the one that still has the most questions left unanswered. What we do know is that a tornado is a "violently rotating column of air" underneath a cumuliform cloud. This column of air is visible most of the time, but it does not always have to be. No one is exactly sure how tornadoes form, but most occur from supercells (Edwards 1). ...
  • Winds Of The Tornado
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    "Dorothy lived with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a small farm in Kansas. Their tiny house stood alone on a large, flat prairie. Dorothy had only one friend, her dog Toto. He was a small black dog who loved to jump and play. One day while Dorothy and Toto were playing, they heard the awful sound of a storm. The wind roared and the dust blew smoky circles in the air. Dorothy was frightened. Uncle Henry stopped working and shouted, 'There's a cyclone coming, run for the cellar!' " The Wizard of O...
  • Joe Hands Bill The Papers And Acts
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    Twister The movie that I watched was called Twister. It is a movie that is about the study of tornado's and a story of one of the actors lives called Joe. As a little girl, Joe's father was killed by an F-5 tornado (This is the largest size tornado possible). The movie begins with the actual death of Joe's father in 1969. After the tragedy, time is moved on to present day and into the field where Joe is with a group of scientist's called the Chaser's. Joe is presently married to a man called Bil...
  • Ground In The Tornado's Vortex
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    Tornadoes A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes can produce massive destruction with wind speeds of 250 miles per hour or more. The typical tornado moves from southwest to northeast, but they have been known to move in any direction. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour but it may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour. Although tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, they are found most...
  • Tornado Of Black Friday
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    Black Friday: Tornado in Canada 'The roof was caving in and I thought I was going to die. It was like your worst nightmare!' said Mary Grandis h. Most people think they will die when they see, or hear of a tornado heading their way. Although all the details of the formation of a tornado are not yet understood, it is known that tornado's are the result of great instability in the atmosphere and often appear during severe thunderstorms (see appendix #1 for a scientific explanation on how it really...
  • One Tornado
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    Introduction: A tornado is an extremely violent and destructive whirlwind. Each year, hundreds of tornadoes touch the ground causing millions of dollars worth of damage, and claim lives. A tornado is one of natures most awesome displays of power. A tornado extends down from a mass of dark clouds in the form of a whirling funnel and moves over land. The most violent winds on earth are from a tornado, and reach speeds of up to 300 mph. This packet is designed to give information on tornadoes, safe...
  • Tornado Winds
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    A tornado is a violent windstorm usually characterized by a twisting, funnel shaped cloud that is caused by a thunderstorm or a hurricane. It is produced when a cool air mass meets a warm air mass and forces the warm air mass to rise over the cool air mass very rapidly. Most of the damage from a tornado is a result of high wind velocity and wind blown debris. Most tornadoes occur during the months of March through August, but they can occur during any time of the year. They also seem to strike i...
  • Tornado Natural Disasters
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    How to survive a tornado Natural disasters are taken too lightly. They do not always happen to someone else. Most people have no idea how many people can be affected by a disaster and what the effects can be. In this case, food became a major logistics problem although volunteer groups provided 10,000 meals per day for disaster workers and victims. The study of a natural disaster such as a tornado may reveal your own shortcomings as you make plans for your family's future. Careful thought should...
  • Water Level A Few Metres
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    Waterspouts When a tornado forms or passes over a water surface, it is termed a waterspout. Like tornadoes, they may assume many shapes and often occur in series or families. Measurements of their forward speeds are scarce, but estimates vary from a few kilometres an hour to as high as 64 to 80 kilometres per hour. Contrary to popular opinion, a waterspout does not "suck up" water to great heights, though it may lift the water level a few metres. The main visible cloud consists mostly of freshwa...
  • Y Uo F
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    TORNADO RIPS THE HEART OUT Of A WORTHING SCHOOL! The deadliest tornado swept through Worthing destroying dozens of lives. The tiny town of Worthing, experienced a wipe-out early yesterday after noon. The twister's target was Worthing High School. Chairs cupboards and tables were tossed around the room like loose sheets of paper. DEVASTATED Roughly one thousand students were devastated, as they witnessed their school within knee-deep of rubble. At least 8 people died and many more were injured. '...
  • Tornadoes And Storms
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    Tornadoes: Mother Nature's Elusive Monsters Throughout history, humans have been amazed and intrigued by the various forces of nature, particularly those associated with weather. This fascination can most readily be attributed to the fact that so many different weather patterns exist throughout the world. This diversity in climates results in a wide range of weather conditions; from relatively calm weather to dangerously violent storms. Despite the great variation in weather patterns among the w...

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