What can tornadoes hit?

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Jameson Ratke asked a question: What can tornadoes hit?
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Date created: Mon, Apr 19, 2021 10:24 PM
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  • Most tornadoes strike areas that are rural or otherwise lightly inhabited, but as urban areas expand, more people could be impacted by these severe storms. Though rare, tornadoes have hit big cities. In 1999, a strong tornado blew through Salt Lake City, causing one death and at least 81 injuries.

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It is generally believed that tornadic wind speeds can be as high as 300 mph in the most violent tornadoes. Wind speeds that high can cause automobiles to become airborne, rip ordinary homes to shreds, and turn broken glass and other debris into lethal missiles.

Hurricanes generate thunderstorms, which generate tornadoes. So the weather phenomena are closely related. It’s common to see tornadoes forming on the northeast corners of hurricanes that make...

Tornadoes kill people more often by slamming them in the head with something hard. Generally speaking, potentially damaging objects such as shingles, glass, doorknobs, staircases, trees, and pieces of siding are what kill people in a tornado. These collisions cause extreme, fatal blunt force trauma.

Tornadoes occur all over the world destroying properties, wildlife, plants, and at times taking people’s lives. A single tornado can cut down a lot of trees along its path, which can later affect the ecological balance of the environment which is already under threat due to human activities.

Although most people think of tornadoes as the violent rotating columns of air on land, tornadoes can also occur on water. A waterspout is a type of tornado that forms over water. These tornadoes are usually weak, but can cause damage to boats and recreational vehicles. Sometimes, these tornadoes can move onto land causing other significant damage.

A condensation funnel is made up of water droplets and extends downward from the base of the thunderstorm. If it is in contact with the ground it is a tornado; otherwise it is a funnel cloud. Dust and debris beneath the condensation funnel confirm a tornado's presence.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes are possible during severe weather outbreaks. Contact Your Family and Loved Ones: Let your family and close friends know that you're okay so they can help spread the word. Text messages or social media are more reliable forms of communication than phone calls.

We don’t have research on the effectiveness of helmet use to prevent head injuries during a tornado, but we do know that head injuries are common causes of death during tornadoes. CDC has long made the recommendation that people try to protect their heads.

It depends where the storm hits in the city. First let me say that it is not likely that the most powerful tornadoes (F-4s and F-5s) will hit NYC — the climate would make that difficult. If it were to hit Manhattan you would see a lot of blown out windows and smaller structures damaged, but no toppling skyscrapers.

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