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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

US: Red Cross launches emergency preparedness app for children

6 Nov 2014, American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has launched the free ‘Monster Guard App’, a fun game for 7- to 11-year-olds to help them train in preparation for disasters and practice what to do if a disaster occurs. The interactive training episodes addresses hazards such as tornados, floods and hurricanes and allows users to role-play as various monster characters that go through the initiation and training process...


Number of tornado occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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