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A tornado is a violent rotating column of air ex-tending from thunderstorm to the ground. The violent tornados are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of up to 300 mph. Tornados can destroy houses, buildings, trees, plants, apartments, cars, and much more stuff.

Facts

  • A tornado is as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 mph.
  • Damage paths of tornadoes can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
  • Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes once on land. It's super important to be prepared for a tornado, so make sure you bring your pets with you too!

What causes a tornado?

The intense spinning of a tornado is partly the result of the updrafts and downdrafts in the thunderstorm (caused by the unstable air) interacting with the wind shear, resulting in a tilting of the wind shear to form an upright tornado vortex.

What Effects a tornado?

Impact of tornadoes. Like all natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and others, they end up with massive destruction to homes, property, infrastructure and cause many deaths as well. Each year, about 60 people are killed by tornadoes, mostly from airborne debris. Source: noaa.gov.

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