Latest Tornado intensity and damage Stories
The government is changing how it categorizes tornadoes after finding that it doesn't take 300 mph winds to disintegrate homes and turn cars into missiles - a 200 mph twister can do just as much damage.
One of the worst places to be during a tornado is in a mobile home. Statistics show that tornadoes have a higher percentage of hitting such areas. If you are in a mobile home, the best thing to do is get out and head towards a low lying ditch. Place a blanket over your head to protect yourself from flying debris. If there is basement in your home, go there. Get in the middle of the room away from windows and other things that could fly and hit you. If your home does not have a basement...
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