How do tornadoes happen? I’ll tell you why, in the past decade forecasters have become more skillful at identifying conditions that can support strong tornadoes. Tornadoes usually take the shape of a funnel cloud and become a tornado when they touch the earth.
The winds are so violent that they can uproot trees, destroy homes and office buildings and crumple cars. They can stay on the ground for a few seconds to many minutes and can travel miles, cutting large swaths of destruction in their path. Tornadoes typically kill from anywhere between 60 to 80 people per year and injure more than 1,500 people. Most deaths come from flying or falling debris, and occur in the most violent tornadoes. As you may know during a tornado you’re suppose to stay safe in rooms built with something called FEMA criteria or ICC500 storm shelters or other potential protective locations in sturdy building near your home, work, and other locations you frequent so you have a plan for where you will go quickly for safety when there is a tornado warning or an approaching tornado.About 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year and every state is at risk. Most tornadoes in the United States occur east of the Rocky Mountains with concentration in the central and southern plains, the Gulf Coast and Florida.Most headline-making tornadoes are made by what are known as supercell thunderstorms.
These are large and intense storms made by an updraft that rotates. Once wind shear has created a rotating updraft in our supercell thunderstorm, other processes develop rotation near the ground, in the cool air underneath the storm, which is called “cool pool”. The cool pool is produced mostly by the evaporation of rain.May and June are usually peak months for tornadoes in North America. Recovering from a disaster like tornadoes is usually a gradual process. Safety is usually a primary issue, as a mental and physical wellbeing.
Before returning home from a tornado inspect your house very carefully before entering. Walk carefully around the outside to check for any loose power lines, gas leaks, and structural damage. If you have any doubts about safety, have your residence inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before entering.