there are no safe places. Tornadoes can occur in mountainous regions as well as in
the plains. However, mountainous regions are safer than the plains. There have
been tornado touchdowns in the Appalachian mountains. Some people may think that
rivers are safe. Tornadoes have struck on both sides of the river banks and it is
advisable to leave your boat and find safety in a strong building.
is a big difference between a tornado and a funnel. A funnel is column of air
that is spinning violently in the air but has not touch the ground. Once the funnel
touches the ground then it is called a tornado. Tornado storm spotters look for the
funnel clouds that may or may not spawn tornadoes.
3 and 4, 1974
tornadoes, affected 13 states, 315 people killed, six had a F5 intensity,$500 million in
11, 1965(Palm Sunday)
tornadoes, 271 people killed, affected Midwestern states
tornadoes, 26 people killed, affected 13 states, $291 million in damages.
people killed, affected Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana
States ranks first in the world in tornado touch downs. Tornadoes
touched down in every state including one touchdown in Alaska. Tornadoes are more prevalent in the
southern, eastern, and Midwestern areas of the United States. Florida has the
highest number of tornado touch downs per square mile. Tornadoes are uncommon in
Hawaii and has an average between one and two tornadoes a year. California has very
few tornadoes about four per year. The southwestern states does not have many due to
the dry weather and not enough moisture to sustain the convective currents associated with
tornadoes. Outside the United States. tornadoes touch downed in Bangladesh, Italy,
Britain, and Russia to name a few.