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Tornado Signs
tornado watch Thunderstorms happen often and very few of them create tornadoes but you should be wary of every one of them. Besides spawning tornados, thunderstorms bring along enough other hazards to make them dangerous and require family safety preparedness. Predicting a tornado is far from perfect, but some hints that a tornado may be brewing and ready to touch down include:


tornado information Before a Tornado
The best thing you can do is move someplace where tornadoes are very rare. If you have a house in a tornado zone, every year is a gamble if it will be struck.
Since tornadoes are random, chaotic, and sporadic, the survival of property has a lot to do with luck. If your house is hit dead-on by a tornado, it's going to be hurt.
But, here are some tornado safety tips to improve your odds:

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The most deadly month of the year from tornados is April and the safest month is July.
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The Fujita Scale is a way of categorizing tornadoes in relation to damage done and estimated wind speed. The scale is from F0 to F6.

The Fujita Scale

ScaleIntensityWind SpeedType of Damage Done
F0Gale tornado40-72 mphSome damage to chimneys; breaks branches off trees; pushes over shallow-rooted trees; damages sign boards.
F1Moderate tornado73-112 mphThe lower limit is the beginning of hurricane wind speed; peels surface off roofs; mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned; moving autos pushed off the roads; attached garages may be destroyed.
F2Significant tornado113-157 mphConsiderable damage. Roofs torn off frame houses; mobile homes demolished; boxcars pushed over; large trees snapped or uprooted; light object missiles generated.
F3Severe tornado158-206 mphRoof and some walls torn off well constructed houses; trains overturned; most trees in forests uprooted
F4Devastating tornado207-260 mphWell-constructed houses leveled; structures with weak foundations blown off some distance; cars thrown and large missiles generated.
F5Incredible tornado261-318 mphStrong frame houses lifted off foundations and carried considerable distances to disintegrate; automobile sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 meters; trees debarked; steel re-inforced concrete structures badly damaged.
F6Inconceivable tornado319-379 mphThese winds are very unlikely. The small area of damage they might produce would probably not be recognizable along with the mess produced by F4 and F5 wind that would surround the F6 winds. Missiles, such as cars and refrigerators would do serious secondary damage that could not be directly identified as F6 damage. If this level is ever achieved, evidence for it might only be found in some manner of ground swirl pattern, for it may never be identifiable through engineering studies

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