Cause and Effect of Tornadoes Essay

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WHAT CAUSES A TORNADO AND THE EFFECT THEY HAVE

What causes a tornado and the effect they have
J.D. Busby Jr
American Intercontinental University
September 12, 2010

WHAT CAUSES A TORNADO AND THE EFFECT THEY HAVE
ABSTRACT

Reading this paper will give you a better understanding of what causes a tornado and the shear destructive power of tornadoes. It will also touch on some of the safety precaution involved in a tornado from sirens to getting to safety. So what does cause a tornado and the effect they have?

WHAT CAUSES A TORNADO AND THE EFFECT THEY HAVE
Before we begin, you have to know what a tornado is. A tornado is an extremely destructive funnel-shaped rotating column of air that passes in a narrow path over land
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EF3 is winds from 136-165 mph with severe damage, shopping malls destroyed, trains overturned, heavy cars lifted off the
WHAT CAUSES A TORNADO AND THE EFFECT THEY HAVE

ground and thrown, structures blown away some distance. EF4 is winds from 166-200 mph with devastating damage, strong frame houses completely leveled, cars thrown, and small missiles generated such as propane tanks. EF5 is winds greater than 200 mph with incredible damage, strong frame houses leveled off foundations and swept away, automobile-sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 109 yards, high rise building have significant structural deformation, incredible phenomena will occur. EF no rating is inconceivable damage. (Damage unable to predict) (na, 2010)
The higher the EF rating the more that affect us. The effect of an EF-0 is most people stand and watch in awe. June 27, 2010 an EF1 touched down in St. Clair County, killed four people, and ran for almost three miles. In April 1957, an EF2 hit Dallas, TX. Killing ten people and destroying hundreds of buildings. An EF3 hit Indiana leveling houses in the path it took. There was an EF4 in Minnesota that lasted over an hour stripping trees of all branches and tumbling car over three thousand feet. Parkersburg met up with an EF5 at 4:48 pm on May 25, 2008 it was one and one-half miles wide and stayed on the ground for 43 miles destroying

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