Why Tornadoes Are Bad

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Why are storms so dangerous and damaging? There are many storms out there that are bad, like hurricanes, thunder storms and tornadoes. They all can be damage, hurricanes can flood a town in seconds. A thunderstorm can ruin electricity with the lighting, and tornadoes and destroy your home in seconds. Tornadoes can be the worst in many ways, with there strong winds, how big they are and how they can pop up so fast. The reason or part of the reason they can be so dangerous is because of the shape. Because tornadoes are such deadly weather events, it is important for people to know about the different types of tornadoes and how they can effect the places they occur. The rope tornado is the least damaging tornado of them all. Tornadoes have …show more content…
The cone tornado is the most common type and shape. Cone tornadoes can be rated between an EF3 to an EF4 on there intensity. The shape of the tornado is based on where the stinger parts are and how much debris they pick up because of there wind speed. "A wide vortex near the base of the cloud, slowly slimming down to a point at the surface"(Mersereau 115). The cone is just like any cone, where it is wide at the cloud base and comes to a point at the ground. Cone tornadoes are not as strong as the stovepipe or wedge, but can do just the same amount of …show more content…
The stovepipe tornado is just as dangerous as the wedge. Just like the wedge, the stovepipe can be in the same category as the wedge, with just as high of wind speeds. "These tornadoes tend to have violent winds and produce damage along a large surface area. They are also very deadly for the same reason that they can be difficult to see in a field and the wind speed are very violent over a relatively large area" (Haby). They can be hard to see if it 's a heavy rain and/or they clouds are very dark, where the tornado just blends in. The stovepipe can be rated on there wind speed and intensity, which would be about an EF4 to an EF5, kind of like the wedge, but the wedge is much more stronger. "Gigantic, roaring masses of fury that can grow one mile wide or even larger (Mersereau 115)." Being a mile wide is a huge base of a tornado, they can get even bigger the that. With being this big they can do a ton of damage to a city or even a field of crop by a farm. Even though it is the second most dangerous tornado that can happen, it still have just the same amount of destruction as the wedge. The wedge tornado is the most damaging and dangerous tornadoes of them all. Always be careful when there is a wedge tornado they are very dangerous. Wedge tornadoes would be in the EF5 and up category for the EF scale, "Much like their conic counterparts, they have a wide range of intensities, and the base can look

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