Tornado Description

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• Violently rotating column of air that is connected from a cloud to the earth’s surface • The main cause for the natural hazard is plenty of hot, humid air trapped beneath cold, dry air. Usually during a violent thunderstorm

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Tornado DescriptionBy howrsejump TornadoBy: Rachel Kessler12-20-14Description Violently rotating column of air that isconnected from a cloud to the earths surface The main cause for the natural hazard is plentyof hot, humid air trapped beneath cold, dryair. Usually during a violent thunderstormWhere It Occurs Tornadoes can happen anywhere but mostoften in flat, dry terrain region. Wheretornadoes occur the most and the worst iscalled Tornado Alley. The region that tornadoes mostly occur iscentral U.S (i.e Northern Texas, Kansas,Nebraska, Oklahoma)Tornadoes Creation Usually tornadoes form when there is aviolent thunderstorm. Also when hot and coldair fronts hit together and mix.Impact On The Environment Tornadoes if strong enough can cause watercontamination, which makes a problem for allliving things. Fires can also occur fromdestroyed power lines and gas leaks.Impact On Humans People have adapted by having storm cellars(underground shelters) and have building codes (strongroofs and foundations tethered to the structure). Currently there is no official way to predict a tornadobut there are tornado watches and tornado warningsfor when they think a tornado will occur. People will probably be protecting themselves thesame way in the future storm cellars and buildingcodes, unless someone comes up with a better way toprotect ourselves.One Major OccurrenceTri-State Tornado The financial damage was >$1.4 b

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