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Understanding The Energy Of Killer Tornadoes

Understanding The Energy Of Killer Tornadoes

This has already been a bad year for natural disasters in the United States.

For over a month, tornadoes, hail, and rain storms have caused massive damage across the country. Killer tornadoes have devastated towns in Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, and most recently, Massachusetts, just to name a few.

If you’ve seen Twister, you know that the bigger the number associated with a certain tornado, the more destructive it will be.

In this infographic, WellHome takes a look at just how much energy and power are in these destructive storms and the role the EF scale plays in determining the strength of the tornado. Click twice to zoom.

(And don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for links about protecting your family and helping the victims of this season’s worst natural disasters).

Tornado Infographic

Graphic Created By WellHome Energy Audits

Also Check Out:
Almost 300 Dead After Tornadoes in the South: How You Can Help
You Can Prepare For A Natural Disaster
Make A Disaster Supplies Kit

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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9:39AM PST on Dec 2, 2012


8:10AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

I would hate to live in Tornado Alley.. The thought of a big tornado is frightening.

5:45AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

4:47AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Well said, Sonny.

4:44AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

thank you

12:38AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Nature is indeed powerful.

8:26AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Tornadoes are very rare in Greece. It's true that nature is very powerful. We should respect it.

1:18PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011


10:52AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

informative thanks

7:29AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Thanks, could really see the printing, glad I don't see many of them.

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