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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Twisty Turns Of Tornadoes The Truth Of Todays And Tomorrows Tornadoes After A TornadoStay indoors until it is safe to come outCheck for injured or trapped people, without putting yourself in dangerWatch out for drowned power linesUse a flashlight to inspect you home and the area If You Are At School During A Tornado Every school should have a disaster plan and have frequent drillsSchools without basements should use interior rooms and hallways on the lowest floor away from windows.Crouch down on your knees and protect your head with your arms. Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity Tornado F0 40-72 mph Light damage: Branches broken off trees; minor roof damage EFO 65-85 mph F1 73-112 mph Moderate damage: Trees snapped; mobile home pushed off foundations; roofs damaged EF186-110 mph F2 113-157 mph Considerable damage: Mobile homes demolished; trees uprooted; strong built homes unroofed EF2 111-135 mph F3 158-206 mph Severe damage: Trains overturned; cars lifted off the ground; strong built homes have outside walls blown away EF3 136-165 mph F4 207-260 mph Devastating damage: Houses leveled leaving piles of debris; cars thrown 300 yards or more in the air EF4 166-200 mph F5 261-318 mph Incredible damage: Strongly built homes completely blown away; automobile-sized missiles generated EF5 over 200 mph Community Resources To Help In A Disaster- Tornadoes1. During any storm, listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about tornado watches and warnings.2. Know your community's warning system. Communities have different ways of warning residents about tornados, with many having sirens intended for outdoor warning purposes.3. Pick a safe room in your home where household members and pets may gather during a tornado. This should be a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.4. Practice periodic tornado drills so that everyone knows what to do if a tornado is approaching.5. Consider having your safe room reinforced for better protection. 6. Prepare for high winds by removing diseased and damaged limbs from trees.7. Move or secure lawn furniture, trash cans, hanging plants or anything else that can be picked up by the wind and become a projectile. Watch for tornado danger signs: a. ̶ Dark, often greenish clouds a phenomenon caused by hailb. ̶ Wall cloud an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstormc. ̶ Cloud of debrisd. ̶ Large haile. ̶ Funnel cloud a visible rotating extension of the cloud basef. ̶ Roaring noise Author: Chaimaa Aknouche 6/332
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