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

Image Credit: Flickr – stoic


Victoria McFarlane
Past Member 5 years ago


Bill Eagle
Bill Eagle5 years ago

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

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

Well said, Sonny.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W6 years ago

thank you

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado6 years ago

Nature is indeed powerful.

Maria S.
Maria S6 years ago

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

Hege Torset
Hege Torset6 years ago


Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez6 years ago

informative thanks

John S.
Past Member 6 years ago

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