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Tornado Safety: Be Safe This Tornado Season
2012-04-03 10:15:06

RedOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Now that the 2012 severe weather season is upon us it is time to look at a few things that you can do to help prepare yourself and family. First, the National Weather Service this week has started working with new alarm systems that are going to provide more significant terminology meant to get the point across that these storms can and will cause damage.  So expect to see this slowly start making its way across the country to other warming...

2011-05-25 16:15:00

ATLANTA, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2011 has been one of the most dangerous severe weather years in recent history, with over 400 fatalities to date and massive damage between the Southeast's tornado outbreak in late April to the current spate of tornadoes that are devastating parts of the Midwest this week. Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, offers his top 10 suggestions for keeping you and your family safe in the event of a tornado watch or warning: If...

2010-03-04 09:56:00

NORMAN, Okla., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc - FLASH® President/CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson unveiled preliminary tornado safe room/shelter research findings in an address today to the 2010 National Severe Weather Workshop (NSWW). The findings included insights into consumer interest and understanding of tornado safe rooms and shelters as life safety protection in severe storms and tornadoes. The study focused on the Southeast...

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2009-05-06 07:56:47

Track field experiences of scientists over month-long quest to understand tornadoes VORTEX2, or Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2, is the largest attempt in history to study the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes. Now, members of the public can follow live reports from scientists involved in the project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA. Atmospheric scientist Josh Wurman of the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colo., a...


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Weather Reference Library
2012-07-10 16:50:37

June 7, 2012: Perth Australia was hit by a tornado. Tornadoes occur anywhere in the world when the conditions are right and this is a great example of hitting in a unique location. When we think of tornadoes Australia is not the first place that comes to most of our minds. However, it is not uncommon for tornadoes to hit in Australia, they just don’t hit as often as in the United States. The tornado hit a suburb of Perth in the late afternoon hours. The tornado made its way inland...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-10 09:04:42

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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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