Tornadoes are destructive columns of air that rotate and have
contact between earth’s surface and a cumulonimbus cloud.
Tornadoes tend to come in many different shapes and sizes,
but most of the time they look like a condensation funnel.
usually have a wind
speed of 110 miles
per hour or less
and are about 250
feet in width.
The worst tornadoes
can exceed wind
speeds of 300 miles
per hour and move
for more than 100
There are a few different types of tornadoes
that are classiﬁed by speciﬁc characteristics.
Multiple vortex tornadoes
These types of tornadoes are typically weaker than traditional tornadoes,
but can still cause destruction because they can create strong winds.
Are speciﬁc types of tornadoes that have
two or more columns spinning in the air
that rotate around the same center.
Multiple Vortex Tornadoes
Form from the bases of certain
types of clouds over tropical
and subtropical bodies of
water and have rather weak
winds with smooth walls that
usually travel quite slowly.
Some people believe that if you
open the windows to your
house, it will prevent a tornado
from doing maximum damage
because there is a large drop in
People believe that they are
protected from tornadoes or
that tornadoes won’t affect
their area if it’s not a ﬂat, farm
or desert-like surface.
Tornadoes kill an average of 179
people per year in Bangladesh,
the most in the world.
About 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. yearly.
Tornadoes are the most violent of all
Knowing the basic information about these
different kinds of tornadoes can help you better
prepare for a disaster in your hometown.
always stay away