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Title: TORNADOES


1
TORNADOES
  • By Maxine Carter
  • April 6, 1998

2
What is a Tornado?
  • A tornado is defined as an intense, rotating
    column of air extending from the base of a
    thunderstorm cloud to the ground.

3
Classification of Tornadoes on the Fujita Scale
  • F0 - Light damage. Winds up to 72 mph.
  • F1 - Moderate damage. Winds 73 - 112 mph.
  • F2 - Considerable damage. Winds 113 - 157 mph.
  • F3 - Severe damage. Winds 158 - 206 mph.
  • F4 - Devastating damage. Winds 207 - 260 mph.
  • F5 - Incredible damage. Winds above 261 mph.

4
Kentucky Tornado Ratings on the Fujita Scale
5
Deaths by Tornadoes
6
Tornado Preparedness
  • Tune in your television or radio for local
    weather information and updates.

7
Tornado Preparedness Continued . . .
  • Seek shelter immediately.
  • Seek center of structure, i.e. hallway, closet,
    bathroom.
  • Cover self with pillows, blankets or other soft
    coverings.
  • Keep a flashlight and batteries on hand.
  • Have a first-aid kit available.
  • Keep bottled water and cans goods on hand.

8
Dont get caught unprepared.
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THE END
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