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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.
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.
NORMAN, Okla., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc - FLASHÂ® 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).
VORTEX2, or Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2, is the largest attempt in history to study the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes.
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...
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...
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.