A tornado is a dangerous rotating column of air, extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. You need warm air and cool air to form a tornado, then they make a change in wind direction and increase the wind speed. The wind rotates from horizontal to vertical which then creates a tornado. (Weather wiz kids)
Most of the deaths come from flying debris. The most violent tornadoes (EF4 and EF5 on The Enhanced Fujita Scale) only make up 2% of all tornadoes but they account for 70% of all the deaths. A significant part of tornadoes is property damage. Mild tornadoes can take roofs off of houses but strong tornadoes can completely level buildings. This can impact the economic situation of a country and its people severely, this is shown in Oklahoma in 1999 where they suffered about $1.1 billion in property
Category 2 hurricane winds range from 96-110 mph. It can throw around debris so fast that it poses a threat to humans and animals. Category 3 hurricane winds range from 111-130 mph and drag homes off their base. They also cause extensive flooding. Category 4 hurricane winds range from 131-156 mph.
The Joplin Tornado was a very extreme F-5 tornado that killed and injured many people. To begin, the articles "The Evil Swirling Darkness" and the article "A Storm Chaser 's First-Hand Account of the Joplin Tornado" both give very different accounts of what happened the day of the tornado. One example of a difference between the two articles is how the second article talks a lot about how after the tornado had finished, there were no emergency responders that came to help the people who had experienced the tornado. The second article talks about this towards it 's end. Another difference between the two articles is that the storm chaser article talks about pulling people out from the rubble after the tornado took place.
Then beginning on May 9th 1934 a strong two day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains top soil in one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl. The dust clouds blew all the way to Chicago where dirt fell like snow. Two days later on May 11th the same storm reached cites in the east such as Buffalo, Boston, New York City and Washington D.C. That winter red snow fell on New England.
Notes: Tropical Cyclone Tracey caused an impact in economy of about 950 million dollars in. Also, Tropical Cyclone Tracey lead to a loss in population which dropped the people in jobs decimating local businesses. Tropical Cyclone Tracey destroyed over 9000 homes. Most of the buildings were not built to cyclone regulations despite they were in the cyclone belt. This would have cost them lots of money to rebuild everything again and would have taken a long time to regrow the environment to how it was before.
The Great hurricane or San Calixto hurricane occurred in October 10-16 in the caribbean in 1780. It is known to be the deadliest of all time murdering 27,500 people in the caribbean alone. It is also the turning point in the caribbean as many colonist from the country can’t recover from this as the revolutionary wars in America is going on. The actual strength of the storm could be at 200. The origins of this storm is unknown but some historians believed to be a cape verde storm.
A sky blazing flame, inside a realm of infinite space. Flames burned the sky red, all over were strange creatures. A myriad of demons and devils flocking in different areas. The putrid odor of the vilest of creatures and the intertwining of various tentacles assaulted the senses as one walked through.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
Tornadoes create large amounts of damage and are deadly to people if they are not prepared properly. To begin, there are many causes of tornadoes. A tornado is a dangerous rotating column of air stretching from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground. Before they occur, a thunderstorm has to hit. The warm,
There are a lot of natural disasters in Oklahoma. One of the natural disasters are tornadoes. Since Oklahoma is in the heart of tornado alley, Oklahoma gets hit by tornadoes very often. On may 3rd 1999 a continuous amount of tornadoes hit Oklahoma. This was called the Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak, Oklahoma got hit by 74 tornadoes in 21 hours!
Just like in the “Night of The Twisters” we have tornados here in Iowa two. A tornado is violently rotating column of air that spins while in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. Many parts of this disaster are common to the Mapleton Iowa tornado. The Mapleton Iowa tornado happened on April 9th, 2011. Mapleton Iowa is located in the western part of Iowa.
Imagine being outside in a gigantic thunderstorm with wind speeds up to 300 mph. Suddenly, violent, rotating columns of air extend from the sky, reaching all the way down to the ground. The funnel shaped twisters starts destroying large buildings and homes alike. They uproot trees, and vehicles race through the air for miles. These channels of intense wind are called tornados.
On June 16, 2014 a tornado intruded through Platteville, and happened to damage the school. The tornado was an EF-2, which just happened to cause around $18.8 millions of damage to the campus. Memorial Park was damaged, as well as five other buildings, including surrounding areas as well. The heaviest damage done was done to five structures. The Bridgeway Commons had around $7.3 million worth of damage done.