By: Hadley

What is a Tornado?

A tornado is a destructive whirling wind accompanied by a funnel-shaped cloud extending down from a Cumulonimbus cloud. Tornadoes can spin at speeds up to 500 miles per hour and annihilate anything in its path in a matter of seconds.

Be Prepared

Communities should plan ahead to handle very large amounts of disaster debris from damaged or destroyed buildings, supplies, trees or other green waste, or other materials. Disposal problems can result from large amounts of debris but also from hazardous or toxic substances in the debris that can contaminate air, water, land, and food if not handled properly.

Great Tri-State Tornado

At 1:01pm on March 18th 1925, the Great Tri-State tornado started out from the Ozarks in Southeastern Missouri, headed eastward through Southern Illinois and lifted in southwestern Indiana after a duration of three and a half hours. The tornado traveled at an average speed of 62mph which is approximately double the speed of an average tornado. The wind speeds of the funnel were 261 to 318 mph. It Destroyed 164 square miles 164 square which is 50% more than the average tornado.
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The Great Tri-State Tornado of March 1925

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