The Basics Of The Natchez Tornado

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TORNADOES: ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DESTRUCTIVE STORMS
As the day goes by, it begins to get dark and cool. Then it begins to rain, just an everyday rainfall. Then, it begins to rain harder; it’s hailing and hail, the size of golf balls, begin to form. As it gets windier, the clouds begin to spin and form into cones that swirl to the earth. The wind is unbearable, making it hard to breath. This is a tornado that will destroy everything and anything in its path. People are not prepared and are getting harmed because they don’t know anything about tornadoes. With tornado season approaching, people should learn and understand the basics of a tornado, the dangers of a tornado, and necessary safety precautions.
BASICS OF A TORNADO There are many variables to the formation of a tornado. During thunderstorms, updrafts and downdrafts take place. A strong updraft can be made by the changing of winds above the thunderstorm. This then creates the warm air to rise. Jean Allen describes this as, “The flow of warm air
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The Natchez Tornado occurred on May 7, 1840. This tornado traveled seven miles toward the Mississippi River. All of the debris from the tornado flew and hit boats and even had sunk a few on the river.The Natchez Tornado killed a total of 320 people. Another tornado was the Great Tri-State Tornado, which is considered the most deadliest and most destructive tornado. This tornado was almost a mile wide and traveled a 219 mile path. This tornado lasted for more than 3 hours, destroyed 11,000 homes, and killed 700 people, while injuring another 2000. The Kansas and Oklahoma Storm occurred on May 3, 1999. There was a total of 96 tornadoes and killed 47. The Supra Outbreak of 1974 all happened on April 13 and 14. This storm traveled 2500 miles. A total of 148 tornadoes approached in 13 states. Killed a total of 300 people and injured

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