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  1. 1. TORNADOES A Presentation by Camille
  2. 2. What is a tornado? <ul><li>A tornado, also called a twister, is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What causes a tornado? <ul><li>Tornadoes occur because of the collision of warm and cool air. Tornadoes can happen anywhere but we are going to talk about Tornadoes in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li> Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico mixes with the cool air of the North. They are most frequent in the Spring because this is also the season between the cold winter and the hot summer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What causes a tornado?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Tornadoes are very dangerous . They can destroy houses, uproot trees, throw cars and damage buildings. Tornadoes can produce hail . Hail is frozen rain, but are shaped like tiny balls. The most violent tornados can reach speeds of up to 450 kilometers per hour!!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Most tornadoes last only 5 or 10 minutes, but some have been known to last more than an hour. Close to_________ tornadoes are reported every year in the United States </li></ul>? 1,000
  7. 7. OKLAHOMA <ul><li>Tornadoes can happen anywhere in the world but Oklahoma is known as “Tornado Alley”. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know Camille was living in such a dangerous place???? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>It is important to be prepared for Tornadoes because they can happen very suddenly. When there are severe thunderstorms and the sky is very dark, watch the news and be prepared to take cover soon. </li></ul><ul><li>TORNADO WATCH - Tornadoes are possible in your area. Stay tuned to the radio or television news. TORNADO WARNING - A tornado is either on the ground or has been detected by Doppler radar. Seek shelter immediately! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What should I go during a tornado? <ul><li>The best place to stay is in a storm shelter. The next best place would be a basement. If your house does not have a basement, go to an interior room that doesnt have windows, like a bathroom. If you choose the bathroom, stay in the bathtub. If you live in an apartment building, go to the stairwell. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Storm Shelter Stairwell Bathtub
  11. 11. Should I stay in my car? <ul><li>NO! If you are in your car, GET OUT!! If you can´t get to a safe building, find a ditch and get in it and cover your head with your arms. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The film “Twister” (1996) starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton was all filmed in Oklahoma ! </li></ul>Movie Trailer
  13. 13. That's all folks!!! <ul><li>Tornado Video </li></ul>