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Tornado

A violently rotating storm of small diameter; the most violent weather phenomenon. It is produced in a very severe thunderstorm and appears as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground. A funnel cloud is a tornado that has not touched the ground. Tornados can appear in many different colors depending on the type of dust they pick up from the earth. sources: GLIDE; WMO

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Tornado deaths to rise in USA unless radical changes to warning systems are made - Study

10 May 2016, Uni of S Wales

A new study finds that there will be a rise in tornado deaths if local and federal government in the United States continue to rely on old fashioned warning systems. The article suggests several recommendations to improve the current mechanism.


Number of tornado occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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