Tornadoes

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Tornadoes

Fun FactsEvery tornado has it's own color, shape and sound!A tornado ca occur at any time, but most occur between 3pm and 9pm.

Tornadoes mostly occur in “Tornado Alley”Tornado alley makes up of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, lowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana, all of these States are located in the US which is in North America.

A tornado is a rotating column of air which is connected to the earth and to a cumulonimbus cloud.

The types of tornadoes are the rip tide, wedge tornado, rope tornado, cone tornado, a morning tornado, a waterspout, a gustnado, a fire tornado, landspout, and a multi vortex tornado.

Tornadoes By: Grant

How to stay safe during a tornadoIf you are at home1. Go to a windowless room at the Lowest level of your house2. Stay in the middle of the room3. Get under a sturdy piece of furnitureIf you are at work or school1. Go to a basement or to an inside hallway at the lowest level2. Avoid places such as widen hallway or wide roof span rooms3. Get under a sturdy piece of furniture4. Protect your neck and head by putting your hand over themIf you are outdoors1. If possible get into a nearby building 2. If not lie down in a ditch3. There might be a flood in low lying areas4. Use your arms and to protect your head and neckIf you are in a car1. Never try to drive away from a tornado2. Get out of the car immediately and go into a nearby building3. If there is no building nearby lie down in a ditch4. Be aware of potential flooding

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Tornadoes occur when rising air within the updrafts tilts the rotating air form horisontal to vertical.


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