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    On Sunday May 22, 2011 Joplin, Missouri experienced a tornado that was measured on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) to be measured at an EF-5. This classification according to Smith, Perotin, and Walsh (2012), indicates that the tornado contained wind speeds greater than 200 miles per hour. The tornado and path of destruction as described by Paul, Stimers, and Caldas (2014), was multi-vortex, nearly a mile wide, measured a path of at least six-miles in length as it traveled across the densely populated community. Over 7,000 homes were destroyed with hundreds more damaged. Businesses along the path were also heavily damaged or totally destroyed. The expansion of damage measured 1,800 acres which they document as nearly one-fourth of the territory of Joplin. The tornado claimed the lives of 162 persons and injured over 1,000. This represents the greatest number of fatalities in one tornado since 1947 according to Paul and Stimers (2015). Paul et al. (2014) explains that in the wake of this disaster was the destruction of four of Joplin’s schools which included the only high school in the community. Several churches, nursing homes, warehouses, along with two large apartment buildings, and two fire…

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    Essay On Tornado

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    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,…

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    Joplin Tornado Essay

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    Joplin Tornado Tornados can be one of the most damaging weather disasters aside from hurricanes. These spinning funnels of air become more deadly with the length of their path and the amount of debris that they pick up. Each year tornados create a path of destruction throughout the United States. In 2011, the city of Joplin Missouri and its near 50,000 residents had a tornado rip through the town for almost 38 minutes. The tornado was rated at an EF-5 magnitude with multiple vortexes. The…

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    Joplin Tornado Analysis

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    The articles "The Evil Swinging Darkness" and "The Storm Chasers First-Hand Account of the Joplin Tornado" is about how a deadly tornado struck the town of Joplin. Multiple tornado sirens sounded at different times showing that this was no little tornado this was the mother tornado. Thousands of people rush to the nearest shelter where very few made it. That day more than 1000 people were injured as well as leaving 158 dead. This tornado was extremely deadly but even those who survived were in…

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    This is a comparison of how different and how are tornadoes and hurricanes the same. So, the first thing that's different about them i have is you have a lot of time to tell when a monstrous hurricane is coming but with a tornado it is like magic you don't get a couple days like you would a tornado a tornado just appears. Now here's a comparison of the two There are signs that a tornado and a hurricane is about to happen here are the things that will…

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    ever been scared of a hurricane or tornado? I am, but I've never been in a hurricane or a tornado. I hope I'm never in one, but I kind of know what to do if I'm ever in one.You have to take shelter, and do much more. This is important advice too. So, these are the things you need to know about shelter, damage, and the cost of the damage they do. To begin with, if you see a tornado or find out a hurricane is coming to your city, take shelter. If you don’t have a cellar or a basement,…

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    Tornado Research Paper

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    the U.S. These storms are most likely to form in Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America and in an area called tornado alley. Tornadoes form from “supercells” that are thunderstorms. Tornadoes can make or “produce hail,…

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    Tornado Outbreak Essay

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    The Tornado Outbreak of 2011 was a powerful and devastating event that had many far-reaching effects. This was the largest and most expensive tornado outbreak ever recorded and caused 324 deaths. This event consisted of 363 separate tornadoes which is a record amount for a single outbreak. There was also heavy rain which led to flash floods, further inundating the victims of the storm. This storm began on April 25 with the first tornado landing in Vilonia, Arkansas. It lasted until April 28 and…

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    As the tornado siren sounds, danger is on its way. When the tornado impacts the ground, quickly evacuate to your storm cellar, but what do you do next? First thing is first, what do you need to pack if your house is damaged? Most of the population in the Tornado Alley have these supplies in their cellar. An essential supply you will need is a first aid kit. When you or someone gets hurt, use this kit to solve your medical needs. Another thing that you would need is a 3-4 day supply of…

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    Tornado Observation Report

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    In the aftermath of the infamous and deadly EF5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma in May of 2013, people began to wonder why there is no requirement for schools to be built with tornado shelters, especially in a state known to be in the heart of Tornado Alley. There are varying arguments on the need, or lack thereof, for tornado shelters in schools. Some say that the likelihood of another tornado of this magnitude striking during the school hours is small because most tornados strike between…

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