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What Are The Chances Of You Experiencing A Tornado Where You Live?
What is a Tornado and How Are They Formed?
695 Lives Lost
The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was devastating. For three and a half hours the tornado followed a straight path through Missouri, southern Illinois and Indiana. Along with the shocking number of deaths, 2,000 people were injured and approximately $18 million dollars (of US dollars in 1925) were spent repairing the damage.
On the evening of June 3rd, 1953 a tornado formed in Flint, Michigan. This tornado caused panic for people who were at a drive in movie. They rushed to flee the show. This panic resulted in many fatal car accidents. 116 people lost their lives and 844 were injured.
Many people are familiar with storm chasers and the risks they take but they wouldn't be able to successfully collect the data they need to save lives without their advanced technology. For example, storm chasing vehicles may have an instrument that measures pressure and humidity. This information can broaden our knowledge on tornadoes and make it easier for us to understand tornadoes, know when to expect to tornadoes, and know how to properly react when in an emergency situation.
695 Lives Lost
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