Thursday, August 2, 2007

just a little breeze right?

It’s that time of the year again. Spring brings beautiful flowers, heavy rainfall, and the occasional tornado. While we are on the tip of “tornado alley” it’s been proven tornadoes can occur anywhere at anytime.

Signs you should watch out for,

+dark often green sky

+wall cloud

+large hail

When your county is under a tornado warning: this is the time to get to a basement or any other pre-designated shelter. Grab a battery operated radio and tune in to your local radio station until the warning is cleared.

MYTH: Areas near rivers, lakes, and mountains are safe from tornadoes.
FACT: No place is safe from tornadoes. In the late 1980’s, a tornado swept throughYellowstone
National Park leaving a path of destruction up and down a 10,000 ft. mountain.

MYTH: The low pressure with a tornado causes buildings to “explode” as the tornado passes overhead.
FACT: Violent winds and debris slamming into buildings cause most structural damage.

MYTH: Windows should be opened before a tornado approaches to equalize pressure and minimize damage.
FACT: Opening windows allows damaging winds to enter the structure. Leave the windows alone; instead, immediately go to a safe place.

For more information

Ann 6th

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