Tornadoes: Warning Signs and Damage

Is it tornado season already? Well, it might depend on where you live. Although tornadoes can happen at any time throughout the year, they are more common in February – March in the South and April – June across the Plains.

From ripping roofs off buildings to sending automobiles airborne, tornadoes have a reputation for destruction.

Here are five ways tornadoes cause damage:

  1. Extreme High Winds
  2. Flying Debris
  3. Hail
  4. Lightning
  5. Wind-driven Rain

Know the warning signs:

  • Dark greenish skies
  • Wall cloud
  • Rotating funnel-shaped cloud
  • Huge cloud of debris
  • Large hail often without rain
  • Sudden or unusual calmness
  • Loud roar like a freight train
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