“I just remembered while running to the bathroom, the windows all blew in and the second my dad closed the door everything went to grey. No idea how long after that I regained consciousness, but I finally woke up in the rubble of the house and everything was just gone” said by Scott Offerman as he recollects horrific memories of the day his house went up by the Plainfield tornado of 1990. On August 28th, 1990 an F5 tornado had blown through Plainfield, Illinois with no warning or sirens. Scott Offerman’s family wasn’t the only family to lose everything they had that day, hundreds of stories could be told by families as many were affected. After the Plainfield tornado of 1990, many weather researchers had looked into why no sirens or tornado
To start off tornadoes are very deadly things that usually hit the central United States. There is less time to prepare for a tornado. There is way more tornadoes than hurricanes that hit the U.S. every year. There is also five hundred million dollars in repairs. They aren't near as deadly as a hurricane but they collect all the hot wind and the cold wind and it starts to spin. They are crazy things stated in source 4, they will hit one house and die out or they will hit a house and they will leave the next house untouched. You would have a better chance surviving because it is focused on one spot unlike a hurricane.
Tornadoes can reach up to 300 miles per hour and the damage paths can be an excess of 1 mile wide. Also, they can reach an amazing length of 50 miles long (Ready.gov, 2012)! The second deadliest tornado recorded in the United States is called the Natchez Tornado. It hit Natchez, Mississippi and traveled along the Mississippi River; creating destruction to the river and Vidalia, Louisiana. This devastation occurred on May 7, 1840 (Hall, 2014). Tornadoes create large amounts of damage and are deadly to people if they are not prepared properly.
It was 2:25 pm in Murphysboro, Illinois. The skies darkened, the winds howled, and the rain poured down. Descending on the small little town was a monstrous EF-5 tornado a mile wide with wind speeds above 300 miles per hour. The Tornado had already ravages parts of Missouri and Illinois, killed and injured multiple people, and was ready to lay carnage to Murphysboro. It was coming for the town, straight on a path to tear it up. It ripped up trees, destroyed cars, carried houses into the air… and Justin Sky was caught in the middle of it all.
What just happened!?! It was a tornado. Tornadoes and hurricanes have many differences and similarities. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause a ton of damage. The most disastrous hurricane was hurricane Catrina. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause horrific impact, the size of them, and they both indeed have certain locations.
As water rushed in with no warning and buildings were getting washed away and roads were getting destroyed. Almost all families were split up and washed to sea. When the weather finally died down people were shocked to see what the storm did to all these places. But the biggest question was why wasn’t there any
The water was at the top of two story houses. So it was hard for people to stay in their house for protection against it. Once the storm had passed and the few survivors that were left, you could see just how disastrous the storm really was. “A sea of wreckage spread in every direction. Houses had disintegrated.
A hurricane is a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. One of the biggest hurricanes that hit the world was Hurricane Ten. Hurricane Ten is the oldest Category 5 hurricane in the official North Atlantic hurricane database, which dates back as far as 1851. The hurricane first struck the Western tip of Cuba with winds of 165 miles per hour causing roughly 90 deaths. Hurricane Ten later struck the United States in South Florida causing minimal damage. The power of the hurricane depends on how rapidly water can evaporate from the ocean. Evaporation transfers heat from the ocean into the atmosphere. Since Global warming is happening and is a very important subject to this day there is a lot of evaporation happening when there is a hurricane. Climate change will increase the amount of devastation due to hurricanes as sea levels rise because of global warming
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.
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. This was towards the middle and end of the article.
Dr.Cline began to become terrified of what the storm was becoming capable of and began warning Galveston residence. But it was too late, very few got out of the city in time. The wind blew the water out of Galveston bay and into the city itself. In effect, the storm 's trajectory made galveston the victim of two storm surges , the first in the bay, and the second from the Gulf. Many men and women began furiously chopping holes in their parlor floors to hopefully admit water and to anchor their homes in place. The winds remain at a sustained 150 miles per hour and had gust up to two hundred miles per hour. “The sea followed. Galveston became Atlantis.” Waves swept through neighborhoods taking houses and families with them. One resident describes
Hurricane: “A large tropical storm system with high-powered circular winds. ” (Dictionary.com) Hurricanes are known to have changed our lives. Mostly, for worse. Hurricanes cause severe flooding from their high wind speeds. From our hurricane sandy experience, we can see that hurricanes tear down houses and buildings that are very precious to us. They can take down things that are not sheltered and things that are sheltered. They also flood places because of the rainfall that they cause. However, hurricanes can also help us by replenishing inland plant life, bringing rainfall to areas that need it, and provide a global heat balance. (“5 Things Hurricanes Can Do That Are Actually Good.” The Weather Channel). Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Overall, hurricanes have changed lives.
The Storm Lightning crashes overhead as I race back into the house, dripping wet. I was just returning back from an adventure in the woods. The storm was unexpected, even the forecasters had never expected it. Luckily, I managed to make it back inside safely.