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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: The cost of natural disasters - New York Times video

5 Aug 2015, New York Times

Every year, the United States foots a multi-billion dollar bill for the economic and insured losses incurred from natural disasters, reports the New York Times. In 2014, the costs reached $25-billion with certain regions of the country more prone to calamity than others. So what disasters are the most common and how much do they cost? These videos breaks down the natural disasters by region...


Number of tornado occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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