• Most tornadoes occur in tornado valley
• Tornadoes mostly move from SW to NW.
• Tornadoes frequently hit the Midwestern and
• Tornadoes usually have smaller tornadoes around
• Tornadoes are caused when warm and cold fronts
• Tornadoes usually only last for a few minutes, but do
a lot of damage.
Tornado Safety Hints
• When you are in a car during a tornado, get
out and go into a ditch.
• Never go under a bridge when there is a
• If you have a basement, that is the safest
place to go during a tornado.
• Stay away from windows during a tornado.
• Go to a closet or a bathtub if you do not have
• The eye of the hurricane is usually calm.
• Clouds make the spiral pattern of a hurricane.
• Hurricanes are a type of tropical storm.
• Hurricanes usually form over water.
• Hurricanes can last for a long time.
• Hurricanes are probably the most severe type
• Hurricanes can have winds 75mph or higher.
Hurricane Safety Tips
• Stock up on supplies like food and water
because you will not be able to leave your
• Evacuate if you are told to.
• Board up windows with wood so the windows
• Stay tuned to the radio for directions.
• When you see lightning, count to 5 and if you
hear thunder it means it is a mile away.
• Thunderstorms happen in extremely moist air
with very high thunder clouds.
• Inside a thunderstorm there are fast air
currents which cause static electricity.
• Lightning strikes can reach 50,000 degrees
Thunderstorm Safety Tips
• Don’t take metal out in a thunderstorm, or stand
by high things made of metal during a
• If there is a thunderstorm with lightning, you
need to stay away from large bodies of water.
• Never stand in an open field or under a tree
during a thunderstorm.
• Stay as close to the ground as you can if there is
• Turn off and unplug any equipment in your
Other Types of Severe Weather