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Public safety A violently rotating storm—nature’s most violent weather phenomenon—produced in a very severe thunderstorm, appearing as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground
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they face an incredible wrath of tornados many of us can't imagine," said Hellman.
Hellman said there has been an increased emphasis on the development of "safe rooms and community shelters" in the tornado belt of the United States.
The baby was in the father's arms, and it got sucked out into the tornado,'' said Osceola County Fire Chief Jeff Hall.
PHOTO (1 -- color) Firefighters examine the wreckage of a camper that was tossed by a tornado onto an overturned car.
The tornado was the deadliest twister ever recorded in the state.
A tornado is a vortex of violently circulating winds that extends from the base of a cloud to the Earth's surface.
The extensive destruction wrought by convective storms in 2011, which produce hail, strong winds and tornados, captured the attention of the public and forced many insurance companies to rethink the way they assess natural hazard risk," said Dr.
For that reason, many of the severe weather events that occurred outside of the Midwest in 2011, like the "Super Outbreak" of tornados that devastated much of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and even Virginia, were seen as an anomaly.
The tornado caused enormous damage and killed more than 91 people, including 89 in Joplin, Missouri.
At 6:37am on November 16, 2006, an F3 tornado ripped through homes one mile west of Riegelwood, NC, taking eight lives, injuring 20, and leaving 100 people homeless.
Once every 4,000 years or so, a tornado strong enough to rip the roof off a house will sweep across the very spot in southeastern Oklahoma that you call home.
It wasn't a continuous tornado, but during the entire path was producing tornadoes almost continuously,'' he said.