Tornadoes have always been a mystery to scientists. We still don’t know exactly how a tornado is formed. We do know that there must be a strong thunderstorm with a rotating upward draft, other than that each storm is formed differently. Scientists believe that changes in wind direction, moisture in the air, and temperature are all factors that contribute to the formation of a tornado. The following facts about tornadoes will help prepare you in the event of a tornado.
It’s important to pay attention to local media outlets that would broadcast a tornado watch, which means a tornado is possible. If you cannot listen to local media, danger signs would include large hail, a dark green tinted sky, dark clouds that are low-lying, and a loud roar. Seek shelter immediately once these signals are detected.
Read our blog about tornado safety tips to know what to do based on the home you live in.
Knowing these facts about tornadoes can give you the knowledge you need to save your life. Since tornadoes are so unpredictable and mysterious every factoid you can learn will be useful to keep you and your family safe.
Flying debris such as roof tiles and branches can be the greatest danger during a tornado, so protecting your windows will be your greatest opportunity to keep your home safe. Wind borne debris during a tornado and hailstorm can break your windows and allow wind and rain into your home, causing damage and high insurance claims. Original 3/8” Storm Stoppers has been ASTM Large Missile 2 x 4’ and 143 mph Wall of Wind tested to repel wind borne debris. This is important in keeping your family and home safe.
These are some useful website to learn more about tornados and what to do when one occurs.