FUNNEL CLOUD IN HATTIESBURG
A TORNADO STRIKESHATTISBURG, MISSISSIPPI (USA) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
THE 2013 TORNADOSEASON HAS STARTEDSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
WILL THE TREND OF 2010,2011 AND 2012 CONTINUE       IN 2013?BOTH SPRING AND WINTER WEATHER   ARE CREATING FAVORABLE  CONDI...
MISSISSIPPI (bottom, center”)        IS IN ZONE IV
MAP OF THE USA’s “TORNADO ALLEY”
TORNADO SEASON• The peak of the annual tornado  season is usually late winter  through midsummer,….• But tornadoes can hap...
EFFECT OF LA NINA• Tornado outbreaks in recent  year’s could be a consequence  of La Nina, the cooling of the  Pacific Oce...
A tornado touching down and      moving along one of   Hattiesburg’s main streets uprooted trees and damagedbuildings, inc...
FUNNEL CLOUD IN HATTIESBURG
FUNNEL CLOUD IN  HATTIESBURG
WIND DAMAGE: UNIV. OFSOTHERN MISSISSIPPI
HIGHLIGHTS OF NOTABLE  TORNADOES OF 2012
2012’S TWISTERS TOUCHEDNEARLY ALL AREAS OF LIFEFROM THE GULF COAST TO THE GREAT LAKES TO THE       EAST COAST Over 10 mill...
WHAT IS A DEVASTATING   TORNADO LIKE?Based on experiences in the           USA
ANATOMY OF A TORNADO
SUDDENLY - - -• With little of no warning, you  hear a loud noise• You turn to walk back to the  house and it’s gone.• You...
2012’s SOCIETAL IMPACTS• Homes, schools, fire stations,  trailer parks, shopping malls,  churches, hospitals, prisons,  se...
WITHOUT EARLY WARNING AND  PROTECTION, THE DEATH TOLL   (about 38) WOULD HAVE BEENHIGHER, BECAUSE OVER          10 MILLION...
SUDDENLY - - -• You’re in the middle of an eerie  state of confusion.• You’ve lost everything.• So have your neighbors.
AND ALMOST AS SUDDENLY         ---• People you’ve never met before  are giving you food, water,  clothing, and medicine, a...
FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR   CREATION OF TORNADOS• Strengthening  winds• Daytime heating• Low-level  moisture return  along ...
HAIL
AN EF-4 TORNADO ININDIANA: MARCH 2, 2012
ES-4 TORNADOES HAVE  WIND SPEEDS OF ATLEAST 277 KPH (166 MPH)
EARLY 2012 TORNADOES RIPPED THROUGH 6 STATES• Homes, trailer parks, shopping  malls, churches, hospitals, and  resorts wer...
HENRYVILLE, INDIANA:DAMAGE AT JR – HIGH SCHOOL
STORM APPROACHINGATHENS,GEORGIA AREA
DAMAGE: HARRISBURG, IL:     FEB. 29, 2012
WIND DAMAGE: BRANSON,       MISSOURI
WIND DAMAGE: BRANSON,       MISSOURI
MARCH 2 STORMS STRETCHED FROM THE GULF COAST TO GREAT LAKES
WARNING MESSAGES ONINTERSTATE HIGHWAYS
WIND DAMAGE- TONEY, ALABAMA; MARCH 2
WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST,  ALABAMA; MARCH 2
WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST,  ALABAMA; MARCH 2
WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST,  ALABAMA; MARCH 2
WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST,  ALABAMA; MARCH 2
DAMAGE: OOLTEWAH, TN
BOWLING GREEN,KENTUCKY: MARCH 2
TORNADO IN NEW PEKIN,      INDIANA
OVER 100 TORNADOESDEVASTATED MIDWESTERN STATES: KANSAS, NEBRASKA, IOWA, AND,          OKLAHOMA,Saturday, April 14 - Sunday...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PREDICTED    TORNADO OUTBREAK: APRIL 13
THE APRIL 14-16 TORNADO         DISASTER A SEVERE WEATHER SYSTEMTHAT MOVED EAST ACROSS THE USA ON APRIL 14-16 SPAWNEDNEARL...
THE SEVERE WEATHER SYSTEM SPAWNED 5 TORNADOES IN OKLAHOMA: APRIL 14TH                   AFTER A TORNADO                   ...
TUSHKA: DAMAGE FROM     TORNADO
TUSHKA: MOBILE HOME    DESTROYED
TUSHKA: HOUSE DAMAGED AND     CAR OVERTURNED
IMPACTS IN ARKANSAS• The same weather system also  spawned tornadoes with 130  kph (80 mph) winds in  Arkansas, killing se...
IMPACTS IN ALABAMA• The same weather system  spawned tornadoes in six  counties in Alabama Friday,  causing at least eight...
IMPACTS IN MISSISSIPPI• Tornadoes spawned by the  same system caused major  damage in the town of Clinton,  near Jackson, ...
120 TORNADOES ON   SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH The Storm Center in Norman,  Oklahoma logged 120 storms on  Saturday, with 98 of ...
SOCIETAL IMPACTS2-day losses in Kansas alone reached an               $283 million   Wide-spread power outages, mobilehome...
SALINA, KANSAS: APRIL 14, 2012
SOLOMON, KANSAS: APRIL 14,          2012
NO DEATHS, BUT 75 % OF THURMAN,  IOWA DAMAGED: APRIL 14, 2012
THURMAN, IOWA: AM. RED CROSSSURVEYS DAMAGE; APRIL 15, 2012
OKLAHOMA GOV. MARY FALLIN, DECLARES   STATE OF DISASTER: APRIL 15, 2012
IMMEDIATE RESPONSECots, food, water, medical supplies,and personal hygiene supplies were rushed to impacted areas in each ...
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A TORNADO STRIKES HATTISBURG, MISSISSIPPI (USA) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013. The peak of the annual tornado season is usually late winter through midsummer,…. But tornadoes can happen any time of the year when the atmospheric conditions are right. Both spring and winter weather are creating favorable conditions for devastating tornadoes. Presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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The 2013 tornado season has started!

  1. 1. FUNNEL CLOUD IN HATTIESBURG
  2. 2. A TORNADO STRIKESHATTISBURG, MISSISSIPPI (USA) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
  3. 3. THE 2013 TORNADOSEASON HAS STARTEDSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
  4. 4. WILL THE TREND OF 2010,2011 AND 2012 CONTINUE IN 2013?BOTH SPRING AND WINTER WEATHER ARE CREATING FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR DEVASTATING TORNADOES
  5. 5. MISSISSIPPI (bottom, center”) IS IN ZONE IV
  6. 6. MAP OF THE USA’s “TORNADO ALLEY”
  7. 7. TORNADO SEASON• The peak of the annual tornado season is usually late winter through midsummer,….• But tornadoes can happen any time of the year when the atmospheric conditions are right.
  8. 8. EFFECT OF LA NINA• Tornado outbreaks in recent year’s could be a consequence of La Nina, the cooling of the Pacific Ocean, which can cause the jet stream (and weather patterns) around the USA and the world to change.
  9. 9. A tornado touching down and moving along one of Hattiesburg’s main streets uprooted trees and damagedbuildings, including some at the University of Southern Mississippi INJURIES, BUT NO DEATHS REPORTED
  10. 10. FUNNEL CLOUD IN HATTIESBURG
  11. 11. FUNNEL CLOUD IN HATTIESBURG
  12. 12. WIND DAMAGE: UNIV. OFSOTHERN MISSISSIPPI
  13. 13. HIGHLIGHTS OF NOTABLE TORNADOES OF 2012
  14. 14. 2012’S TWISTERS TOUCHEDNEARLY ALL AREAS OF LIFEFROM THE GULF COAST TO THE GREAT LAKES TO THE EAST COAST Over 10 million people were at risk
  15. 15. WHAT IS A DEVASTATING TORNADO LIKE?Based on experiences in the USA
  16. 16. ANATOMY OF A TORNADO
  17. 17. SUDDENLY - - -• With little of no warning, you hear a loud noise• You turn to walk back to the house and it’s gone.• You are alive, but homeless.
  18. 18. 2012’s SOCIETAL IMPACTS• Homes, schools, fire stations, trailer parks, shopping malls, churches, hospitals, prisons, senior centers, resorts and complete towns were damaged and destroyed by high winds and hail.
  19. 19. WITHOUT EARLY WARNING AND PROTECTION, THE DEATH TOLL (about 38) WOULD HAVE BEENHIGHER, BECAUSE OVER 10 MILLION PEOPLE WERE AT RISK
  20. 20. SUDDENLY - - -• You’re in the middle of an eerie state of confusion.• You’ve lost everything.• So have your neighbors.
  21. 21. AND ALMOST AS SUDDENLY ---• People you’ve never met before are giving you food, water, clothing, and medicine, and helping you find the will to start over again.
  22. 22. FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR CREATION OF TORNADOS• Strengthening winds• Daytime heating• Low-level moisture return along and ahead of cool front
  23. 23. HAIL
  24. 24. AN EF-4 TORNADO ININDIANA: MARCH 2, 2012
  25. 25. ES-4 TORNADOES HAVE WIND SPEEDS OF ATLEAST 277 KPH (166 MPH)
  26. 26. EARLY 2012 TORNADOES RIPPED THROUGH 6 STATES• Homes, trailer parks, shopping malls, churches, hospitals, and resorts were damaged and destroyed by high winds as tornadoes touched down in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and 3 other Midwestern states.
  27. 27. HENRYVILLE, INDIANA:DAMAGE AT JR – HIGH SCHOOL
  28. 28. STORM APPROACHINGATHENS,GEORGIA AREA
  29. 29. DAMAGE: HARRISBURG, IL: FEB. 29, 2012
  30. 30. WIND DAMAGE: BRANSON, MISSOURI
  31. 31. WIND DAMAGE: BRANSON, MISSOURI
  32. 32. MARCH 2 STORMS STRETCHED FROM THE GULF COAST TO GREAT LAKES
  33. 33. WARNING MESSAGES ONINTERSTATE HIGHWAYS
  34. 34. WIND DAMAGE- TONEY, ALABAMA; MARCH 2
  35. 35. WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST, ALABAMA; MARCH 2
  36. 36. WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST, ALABAMA; MARCH 2
  37. 37. WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST, ALABAMA; MARCH 2
  38. 38. WIND DAMAGE- HARVEST, ALABAMA; MARCH 2
  39. 39. DAMAGE: OOLTEWAH, TN
  40. 40. BOWLING GREEN,KENTUCKY: MARCH 2
  41. 41. TORNADO IN NEW PEKIN, INDIANA
  42. 42. OVER 100 TORNADOESDEVASTATED MIDWESTERN STATES: KANSAS, NEBRASKA, IOWA, AND, OKLAHOMA,Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, 15, 2012
  43. 43. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PREDICTED TORNADO OUTBREAK: APRIL 13
  44. 44. THE APRIL 14-16 TORNADO DISASTER A SEVERE WEATHER SYSTEMTHAT MOVED EAST ACROSS THE USA ON APRIL 14-16 SPAWNEDNEARLY 100 TORNADOES IN OK, AR, MS, AND AL, DAMAGED COMMUNITIES, AND KILLED 17 PEOPLE IN THREE DAYS.
  45. 45. THE SEVERE WEATHER SYSTEM SPAWNED 5 TORNADOES IN OKLAHOMA: APRIL 14TH AFTER A TORNADO LEFT A ½ MILE WIDE AND 7 MILE LONG PATH OF DESTRUCTION IN THE TOWN OF TUSHKA, OK, THE SYSTEM MOVED ON INTO ARKANSAS
  46. 46. TUSHKA: DAMAGE FROM TORNADO
  47. 47. TUSHKA: MOBILE HOME DESTROYED
  48. 48. TUSHKA: HOUSE DAMAGED AND CAR OVERTURNED
  49. 49. IMPACTS IN ARKANSAS• The same weather system also spawned tornadoes with 130 kph (80 mph) winds in Arkansas, killing seven..
  50. 50. IMPACTS IN ALABAMA• The same weather system spawned tornadoes in six counties in Alabama Friday, causing at least eight deaths..
  51. 51. IMPACTS IN MISSISSIPPI• Tornadoes spawned by the same system caused major damage in the town of Clinton, near Jackson, the capitol of Mississippi..
  52. 52. 120 TORNADOES ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH The Storm Center in Norman, Oklahoma logged 120 storms on Saturday, with 98 of then in Kansas 5 deaths in Woodward, OK, mainly due to siren malfunction
  53. 53. SOCIETAL IMPACTS2-day losses in Kansas alone reached an $283 million Wide-spread power outages, mobilehome communities damaged, hospital in Iowa , McConnell Air Force Base, and Boeing plant damaged, 12 counties in Oklahoma declared disaster areas.
  54. 54. SALINA, KANSAS: APRIL 14, 2012
  55. 55. SOLOMON, KANSAS: APRIL 14, 2012
  56. 56. NO DEATHS, BUT 75 % OF THURMAN, IOWA DAMAGED: APRIL 14, 2012
  57. 57. THURMAN, IOWA: AM. RED CROSSSURVEYS DAMAGE; APRIL 15, 2012
  58. 58. OKLAHOMA GOV. MARY FALLIN, DECLARES STATE OF DISASTER: APRIL 15, 2012
  59. 59. IMMEDIATE RESPONSECots, food, water, medical supplies,and personal hygiene supplies were rushed to impacted areas in each state.

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