Get Blown Away! By Gillian and Madelyn

What are tornados?

This big funnel shaped storms case fast winds and extreme devastation. How is it formed you ask? When opposing warm winds hit each other they create a spiraling wind that then turns into a vortex. This vortex keeps rolling and sucking up everything in its path.

What happens to humans?

What happens to the environment?

How to stay safe!

~Put together a kit with a first aid kit and essential needs. (Such as water, food, blankets, flash light, etc.

~Get in your basement for protection. If your home does not have a basement, get in a closet or bathroom with no windows. Get as low as you can to the floor.

~After a tornado, stay inside until you know it's safe to go outside.

~If you are outside, go to a trench or low lying area of land and lie down flat in it. Make sure to protect your head!

~If you are in a mobile home or car, seek other shelter because these places are dangerous to be in and provide no safe shelter.

Where are tornados common?

Tornados are most common in the US at a place called tornado alley. They occur here frequently because of three different main winds intersecting here.

What do they look like in action?

Interesting facts!

~Lubbock TX is located in tornado alley.

~Tornados are formed year round, but most form in the spring and summer.

~Tornados have occurred on every continent except Antarctica. That means even the North Pole gets tornados!

What are we going to do about it? Rotating for Recovery!

We will be selling "Desk Tornados." These snow globe looking things turn into tornados when you spin them around. These can be purchased with any donation, but the minimum cost is at least $5.00. Go to our website to donate now at

Tornado Tail Gate!

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 4pm

Lubbock, TX, United States

Lubbock, TX

We will be hosting a tail gate with the national weather service where you can come cook and play games. We will have our desk tornados for sale at a booth as well as tornado chasers there to talk to. Each parking spot is $3.50. Hope to see you there!