Hazards: Tornadoes

Tornadoes are incredibly violent local storms that extend to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 mph.

Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can uproot trees and buildings and turn harmless objects into deadly missiles in a matter of seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.

Tornadoes can occur in any state but occur more frequently in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. They occur with little or no warning.

Hazards: Tornadoes

Other Hazards

Planning Considerations

The following are considerations when planning for tornadoes:

Last Modified: Tuesday, 21-Mar-2006 08:36:55 EST