David Baker

Definition of a Tornado

A tornado is a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.

Tornado safty tips

-stay away from windows

-go under ground

-Those caught outside should lie flat in a depression or on other low ground and wait for the storm to pass

- Avoid automobiles and mobile homes, which provide almost no protection from tornadoes

- Prepare for tornadoes by gathering emergency supplies including food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gasoline.

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This shows how a tornado works.
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This is a twister.
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fire tonado

This is a fire tornado it is caused when a tornado goes near a fire.

F5 - Powerful Tornado

tornado video

This video shows you up close to a tornado.


Know the differences between tornado watching and tornado warning


Tornado watch- Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans, and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!

Tornado warning- A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately under ground to a basement, storm cellar or an interior room (closet, hallway or bathroom).


In 2011 there was a series of Tornados from April 26 to April 28 that took place in parts of the U.S.A. There were 300 tornados in 15 states the death rate was 340. There were 340 fatalities and roughly 2200 injured. Wind speeds were approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers).

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